This morning as I was pulling out of my garage, I heard the leaves crunching under my tires and got that little thrill of the autumn season.
All the trees are still busy turning pretty colors and it’s almost time to start raking those leaves up off the lawn, reminding me that I still need to collect a few to try with the Easy Lesson in Quilters Newsletter October/November 2014, “Mixed Media Art Quilt.”
I’ll be moving within the next couple weeks into a bigger home, though, which means that project might have to wait a while. Either way, the move is giving me a bit of anticipation that now I’ll have space to decorate for the holidays. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I’m picturing hanging on a wall the Halloween quilt that was the first quilt I was ever given and placing the black tinsel-type wreath with the orange pumpkins hanging from it around the frame of the front window.
I’m also thinking that I could use a new Halloween table-runner, however, and several of the other walls could use decorating, too. Lucky for me, Quilters Newsletter recently created a page on our website devoted to Autumn and Halloween quilt patterns. My personal favorite, even though it wasn’t in QN, is Robbing Peter to Pay Jack from our sister publication Quiltmaker. The original quilt is hanging on the front of the reception desk in our lobby, which is also a quilt gallery we’d love to have you come visit.
Aside from the patterns on our website, there are plenty more to consider. The Halloween H’owl Quilt Kit is a cute and easy project that’s the right size to cover a door or wall in a stairwell landing. QNNtv.com has a video project “Boo to You!” that would also work as a door quilt to greet Trick-or-Treaters.
Since I’m moving soon, I have not yet bought a pumpkin to carve, even though every time I go to the grocery store I see the display and wonder how cute my little black cat would look scoping one of those large ones. Quilting Daily has a free pumpkin carving template for those of you who have gotten your pumpkins and it’s called “Beware of Quilters.”
The Interweave Store also has a pattern compilation, 8 Spooky & Sweet Halloween Sewing Projects to provide even more inspiration. I’m not really sure how to choose what to start with. Maybe I should postpone moving so I can do some quilting!
Have you already decorated for Halloween, or are you still making decorations? Be sure to let me live vicariously in the comments below, or on any of our social media where we love to share new and exciting quilts, quilting projects, and news from the quilt world, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and of course our website.