Scraps, Dreams & Screams


For years I have been collecting Halloween fabric. It is my favorite holiday and when I see cute fabric, well, I just can’t resist. The problem when you are hoarding fabric, ahem, creating a collection, is how do you choose a pattern and cut into that stash? I mean, how do you know a pattern is worthy of using that coveted fabric? For me, this is my biggest problem. The fabric stash gets bigger and I am afraid to cut into it for fear of finding a better quilt pattern later.

As a Halloween aficionado, it seemed appropriate that the first issue that I worked on after joining Quilty was the September/October 2018 issue. All I can say is I have added several quilts to my “must make” bucket list after working on this issue. Here are a few of my favorites:

Sisters of the Dark

Sisters of the Dark by Krystal Jakelwicz is the quilt quilt pattern featured on the cover of <em>Quilty</em> September/October 2018

Sisters of the Dark by Krystal Jakelwicz is the cover quilt of Quilty September/October 2018

Sisters Of the Dark is a quilt pattern using De La Luna by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit. What I love about this design is that it utilizes the signature print in this collection. (*Look for a blog post from me in a few weeks about how to buy, plan for, and fussy cut Tula’s iconic designs.)

Spooked Geese

Spooked Geese a quilt pattern by Laura Piland

Spooked Geese by Laura Piland is also available as a quilt kit for a limited time!

This quilt right here just jumped to the top of my “to make” pile! What a perfect way to use up my stacks and stacks of holiday fat quarters. Each “goose” (is that a thing?) is large, so this will stitch up in no time!

Cornflower Maze

Cornflower Maze a quilt pattern by Shelley Cavanna

Cornflower Maze by Shelley Cavanna.

If Halloween isn’t your thing, how about making this gorgeous teal and white quilt? It is such an interesting twist on a classic quilt design and combines appliqué and piecing.

A selection of quilts featured in the September/October 2018 issue of <em>Quilty</em>

A selection of quilts featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Quilty

Perhaps now you can see why I have added several quilts to my quilting bucket list. I just can’t resist these gorgeous quilts and I count my blessings that I get to work while surrounded by these beauties.


Choose your favorite quilt pattern or pick up your copy of the issue today!

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