Submitted by Liz M. (click images for larger views)
Hello! I am following along with the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery “Bats and Boos”. This is a 4 week project that shares one block every Monday beginning August 2, 2021. Last week was “bats” and this week is “pumpkins”. What will the next two weeks bring?
The finished quilt will be ~40” square. A quick stitch! You can use the bat blocks and/ or the pumpkins to create placemats or a table runner. What fun! Will the next block be a ghost? A spider? Are you following the color palette or adding in a pop of yellow or chartreuse? Purple? Would you add on blocks or borders to make it larger? How about a tote bag or pillow with one block?
I dug through my stash and pulled out a bundle of Halloween fabrics as well as fat quarters in grey, black, purple, and a neutral background to consider. The videos give great tips and it’s fun to see what other quilters are doing on social media. (click on the buttons for more info)Bats and Boos Videos (as they are released)Fabric Requirements and Free Patterns (as they are released)
I sewed the Fat Quarter Shop Jelly Snowflake last year and really enjoyed the pattern! Good directions and several options for finishing to different sizes.
Tell us about your Halloween quilts in the comments below.