Easy Sewing for My Halloween Decor

9 patch center of quilt
Halloween fabrics from MSQC

My order arrived from Missouri Star Quilt Company this weekend. Yay! Here’s a photo of the 10″ squares collection from Andover Fabrics called Midnight Haunt Sundaes. I like that it is not cutesy for kids, nor is it too macabre or gothic.

My cutting table was ready for me to begin. I wanted to make a simple, somewhat uncomplicated quilt. I used the squares with large pattern prints as the 9-patch center.

center blocks of quilt with sashing

I cut some of the 10″ squares with small prints into sashing strips. From my stash, I cut squares of candy corn fabric for the sashing joins, and the pumpkin strips for the first inner border (shown below).

first border around the 9 center blocks of quilt

The second border used 5 1/2″ squares cut from some of the 10″ squares with small print patterns. And my final decision was to add a mitered border using some stash fabric. I cut these strips on the straight of grain to reduce any stretch of the outer border.

final Halloween quilt top

 

My design “wall” bulges out a bit because it hangs from an old entertainment center, therefore, giving the quilt some uneven hanging. But a few of the seams of the outer border squares are slightly off and I’ll have to tweak some stitches or work at quilting it flat!

Happy Fall Quilting!

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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