Thursday, October 1, 2015

A Trio of Halloween Quilts

I've been busy sewing lately but it hasn't been velvet dresses for a change! I have been turning back the clock by about 20 years and taking up an old sewing hobby that I left behind in the 90s. Think about that. The last time I made a quilt, Nirvana and Pearl Jam were all over the radio, Buffy was hunting vampires weekly, and Doc Martens were just regular boots. Well, the quilting bug has bit me again and hard this time! 

It all started innocently enough with a few baby quilts for friends and the next thing I knew I was sewing a full size quilt for my entryway bench for spring. I finished this pretty green and black quilt for the entryway that matches a green spring wreath! You see, I have this thing about matching my wreaths to the quilts I make for every season. Now that I've hung the fall wreath over the bench, this quilt has moved to the living room because it's just too pretty to pack away yet.  

The next quilt was made for a halloween swap between bloggers. I absolutely loved how the colours and prints worked together so well in this adorable little quilt. The batting was a little thicker than what I used in the first quilt and gave it a nice tucked look. The teddy bear you see sitting on this quilt is also hand made by me many, many years ago. 

Since I loved how the orange and black quilt looked on the bench I decided to make a traditional halloween quilt for myself also. It is so bright and cheery with all the orange and purple that it brightens up the whole room. Last year I was really into the black and white halloween decorations, but this year I am back to all the traditional colours again. I missed them! 

I haven't quite finished this last quilt but I will by halloween night. In the meantime, Jack Skellington and Cthulhu can enjoy sitting on it. Hehe. 

*meme images from Pinterest. 


  1. Oh my gosh, Mary! Those quilts are GORGEOUS!!! Lucky ducky who received that quilt!

  2. I really want to make quilts like that one day! First, though, my dresses!

  3. Did I mention how supercaligothilicious they are?

  4. Oooh pretty! My mom makes quits too. I have a feeling you two would get along really well. She has made me so many, sewn by hand that I use them all the time! She knitted me an afghan which I don't leave out (wool + cat hair = hell) but I do take it out when I watch tv. When I am done, it gets shaken out and put away. The kitties won't sleep on it! I love how you use cool Halloween patterns on yours. They are very nice. I am so envious of the blogger who got that quilt!

  5. The quilts are amazing, such work! I love the last one with vibrant orange and Halloween purple :)

  6. You know, I've never received quite a shock like I did when I got that quilt-- the good kind, heh. It has replaced the blanket I slouch and use while knitting-- how apt that the skull and cross bones have knitting needles! It already worked its magic, in that every time I see it, I am inclined to sit and knit... which is difficult to garner since it's still about 32 C here.

    Thank you from the bottom of one spooky soul to another! It really meant more than you know!

    1. I'm so glad you like it Mari. I tried to find something sewing or knitting related. Lol. I love that you get inspired to knit. :)

  7. I have never in my life made a quilt, but after seeing these beauties I just know there's one in my future! lol

    And what a special present for Madame MM. :)

  8. Those are fabulous! :D I especially love the green and black one. Beautiful work!