Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Quilts for the Grandkids

You've seen each of these before. But why not again, I say?

The first one is from my now out of print 2nd book: Supersize 'Em Quilts. It is a GIANT 30" star block using fat quarters of a fun novelty print with mice and pumpkins throughout. This goes to my youngest grandson who turns 3 years old on October 30 (yes, he's a Halloween baby).

Trick or Treat Mice from Supersize 'Em Quilts: 42" x 42"
Because I was working with fat quarters, I had a border challenge. So, I just used various sized pieces cut from the fabrics. More fun for the grandson this has been gifted to.

The next quilt goes to my granddaughter. She is only 1-3/4 years old, so she doesn't need anything big yet. This little Harvest Pumpkin quilt is  FREE pattern at my Craftsy site. Click the icon on the right and you will find it there.

Harvest Pumpkins: 8" block, 25" x 34" quilt
Now, the last quilt is one that I started last year with the Spooktacular Collection from Benartex Fabrics. You can see the tutorial here. I added another set of borders so it would be big enough for my oldest grandson who turns 5 in November.

This was quilted on my HandiQuilter Sweet 16 and I used Warm and Natural batting. Then I gave it a cold water wash and tumble dry. I don't prewash my fabrics, so I wanted to make sure that any renegade dye would be captured in one of those Shout Color Catcher sheets. Since Miles will be reading soon, I think he will enjoy reading all those potion bottles in the borders!

Wow! Can you really bottle Hell fire?
Spooktacular Quilt, about 38" square
Don't you just love those spiders? Oh, wait a minute! I made these two boys some spider pj pants last year. Let's see those!
Friendly spider pants for grandsons
Bloomers made for newborns last October

Hope you enjoyed my Halloween display. And we're having awesome, glorious Fall weather here in the Northeast. I'm enjoying every single minute of this sunshine.

7 comments:

  1. Those are all so cute but Spooktaclar is the one I like the best. Great Job on all of them.

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  2. Awesome collection of spooky projects. Yes, the Spooktaclar if fabulous - but I can see my youngest grandson just loving thos spider pants.

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  3. I love all your Halloween projects! Those potion bottles are so cute on that quilt!

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  4. Debby, as a fellow member of the October 30th birthday club, we do NOT have a Halloween birthday! Close but no cigar. I love your Harvest Pumpkins - your granddaughter is a lucky girl. The pjs are adorable too - I can just picture how cute the boys look in them. I really enjoy your blog.

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  5. Fun Halloween quilts and pjs. But what struck me the most is the backing on the potions quilt. What a great way to make a fabric bigger. And if it were being quilted on a long arm and rolled up on either bar the bulk would be well distributed. Great to see all these inspiring quilts.

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  6. What fun! I love the idea of oversized quilt blocks like that, too. I know some people aren't so excited about Halloween, but I personally don't see it does any harm to anyone, and it's just fun.

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