Halloween Quilt for my Classroom

I was going through my quilting stash and found this Halloween panel that I must have bought years ago.  It was time to make something from it, so I added some 5″ charm pack squares to the sides and some of my favorite Halloween fabric for the top and bottom borders.  I think it will fit nicely on my classroom door.

Made by Pam Schoessow

Made by Pam Schoessow

IMG_1131 IMG_1130 I think the kids will like it.   Now I’ll have to make one for every holiday!  Stay tuned.

Don’t forget the sale in my Etsy shop:  BluePumpkinStudio.com

Making Progress

Just wanted to let you all know that I have made some progress on at least one UFO this week.  You might remember this Halloween quilt top from my last post.  Well, with the addition of some wide borders, it is now a little lap quilt! Now it’s ready to pull out for the Fall.IMG_0568With addition of the orange and green borders, it measures about 58″ square–a nice lap size.

IMG_0560At first I didn’t think that the darker green border was a good choice.  But my main goal in finishing this projects it to use fabric that I already have!  I probably would have gone for a lime green or purple, but this fabric is growing on me.  Who says everything has to match perfectly?  Hope it makes it more interesting.  I picked up quite a lot of this fabric at a guild sale years ago.  I loved the little ravens (or are they crows?).  It’s an unusual print and I finally found a place to use it.  I made the binding out of another Halloween print that I had around.IMG_0561Also right out of my fabric stash I found this orange diamond fabric that looks great on the back.  I added some extra blocks (and more of the green) to make the backing wide enough.  Pieced backs are always more interesting just using one fabric.  I quilted it with an all-over spiral pattern as you can see.  Nothing fancy.  Got to get these projects done!IMG_0564I find I do have  quite a few Autumn fabrics and colors in my fabric stash.  It’s obvious it’s my favorite season and now I have another Fall quilt project to add to my collection!