I love every holiday. But Halloween is one of my faves. I think it has to do with it being in the fall and that fall being my favorite time of the year. Since I love all the holidays I believe that everyone should have a quilt for every holiday. You can even have more than one if you love them as much as I do.
Today I am sharing with you the tutorial to make this super spooky Halloween quilt featuring Halloween Magic by Riley Blake. Lets get started!
What You Need: (Finished size 57″x68″) measurements based on 44″ wide fabric
1/8 yard of 18 prints & 1/4 yard of 2 prints (or 10 fat quarters)
2 yards background
1 1/4 yard border
4 yards backing
1 7/8 batting (90″ wide)
#1 We are going to make a total of 20 blocks with 2 of them being different than the rest. For the first 18 blocks you need to cut 4 squares at 3.5″ and 4 squares at 4.5″ from each of your prints. (**if using fat quarters do this twice). From the background you will cut 18 squares at 6.5″ and 72 squares at 4.5″.
#6 Time to put our blocks together. The middle is your 6.5″ square that you cut from your background. The corners are the 3.5″ square we cut from the prints. Lay your half square triangles out as pictured. You can do all the prints the same in the block or you can do a scrappy look. I have both ways shown here.
To make the 2 blocks with the prints as the center cut 2 squares at 6.5″ and 4 squares at 4.5″ for the star. For the outside corners and points cut 4 squares 4.5″ and 4 squares at 3.5″. Put them together following the same steps as above. This is totally optional. You can make all your blocks the same if you chose.
#12 Quilt your quilt and bind. I love to use bias binding and have a quick tutorial on a fast and easy way to make bias binding.
I love this quilt so much. And I have plans to make matching throw pillows. Watch for the tutorial next month.