Happy Halloween

“Halloween Harvest”

This is the quilt that adorns my wall during the month of  October.  It was made in 1995 and I remember it being SO much fun to make!!!   I  had tons of Halloween patterns that I was dying to use so I decided to use them all in ONE quilt!!

I picked out the patterns, determined the sizes, and then worked with graph paper to figure out where to place them on the quilt.

In particular I loved the playful pumpkins…..

…..and the fun bat…..

and cat……

I was particularly proud of thinking to incorporate the black and white fabrics with the orange and blues!!!

And the stripe binding was the perfect finishing touch!!!

Even though this quilt was made TWENTY-FIVE years ago, it still evokes strong memories. In this case, I remember how excited our kids (ages 8 and 10) were about the upcoming holiday.  I also remember that my husband, Michael, was doing a lot of deer hunting during this time and he would often leave super early in the morning and I would get up and sew while the kids were still in bed.

It was a sweet time and now I have this fun quilt to bring it back to mind.