The Halloween Flags quilt is finished!
This might be a record for me. Starting and finishing seasonal quilt in the same season, in time to enjoy it before the actual holiday. It’s a miracle.
The fact that it’s a fun, quick pattern helped a lot. I made this quilt using my Summer Bunting Pattern. (You can find the instant downloadable PDF version here as well as a hard-copy paper version if you prefer that.) I love the way the flags show off big, fun prints.
I modified the original pattern slightly, making only 24 flags and adding a 5″ border all the way around to enlarge the quilt. (That modification also helped the quilt come together quickly.) This ended up a nice size throw-quilt.
I’ve had a bunch of fun Halloween prints in my stash (some of which I’ve had for years…)
plus I used a variety of Riley Blake Halloween prints and I put them all together for this winning combination.
Here are the fabric requirements if you choose to make this smaller (61″ x 78″) version of the Summer Bunting Quilt:
- Bunting flags: at least 12 Fat Quarters (or assorted scraps)
- Background print: 2 1/4 yards
- Outside Border fabric: 1 yard (cut 7 strips 5″ x Width of Fabric)
- Binding: 1/2 yard (cut 7 strips 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric)
You will make 24 Flag blocks, so adjust the Background fabric pieces cutting from 40 to 24.
I found the perfect binding and backing fabrics in my stash. (WOO! Don’t you love when that happens?) The binding is an older Riley Blake print that I had leftover from making my Patchwork Pumpkin table runner. It has a few random spiders that peek out every so often. The backing is a fantastic plaid from Denyse Schmidt’s Eastham collection. Both are a few years old so may be tricky to find, but you never know.
Stipple quilting on this quilt was done by my friend, Monica.
As soon as I finished binding this puppy, I ran over to our nearby pumpkin patch for some festive beauty shots. Because who can resist a pumpkin patch?! Not me! Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see…
My helpful quilt holder (a different bribed child this time) decided he’d found his Halloween costume – yet another use for this quilt. (Also, the socks coordinating with the photo shoot was just a happy coincidence.)
This is the second Halloween quilt at our house (you can see the other one here.) They complement each other nicely. 🙂 I realize it’s a little silly to have two Halloween quilts, but I blame the fabric companies for making too much cute Halloween fabric that just begs to be stitched up!
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