As a child, a few weeks before Halloween, my mother would start reading a Halloween book to my brother and me. It was the same book every year so you’d think I’d remember the name of it, but I don’t. What I do remember is how excited I was when she pulled that book out. I wonder if she still has it? My joy for Halloween has remained steady into adulthood and it is one of my favorite holidays to sew for. In this issue of Quick Quilts, we have 5 Halloween-inspired, quick projects to get you in the mood for the upcoming, spooktacular season. From a set of mug rugs to quilts you can wrap up in, there are projects of all sizes.
If Halloween isn’t your thing, don’t despair! Bargello quilts abound in this issue. Remembrance is a Bargello quilt that meets all of the requirements for a Quilts of Valor® quilt and is a perfect way to thank the veteran in your life on Veteran’s Day. Featured as well are quilts with interesting finishing methods such as Bargello in the Raw, which showcases raw edge quilting while Autumn on the Prairie is made with prairie points as a finishing technique. What a great time to try something new!
As the weather cools down and the darkness comes earlier in the evenings, we can spend less time outdoors. Take a little bit of that time for yourself and whip up a boo-tiful new project.
Projects in this Issue
- Tricks & Treats
- Autumn on the Prairie
- Patchwork Pumpkins
- Spooky Delights
- Bargello in the Raw
- Along Came a Spider
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