Monday, October 14, 2013

Best of Halloween 2013: Part 1

According to polls, Christmas and Thanksgiving are the favorite holidays in the USA, while Halloween comes in third.* However, we've found that Halloween is THE favorite holiday for many people, inspiring scary and creative costumes and decorations.  For quilters, Halloween provides a chance to create a fun, wacky or spooky quilt. This week we are sharing some Halloween quilts we love !

Henrietta Whiskers by Beverly Brown, quilted by Jan Carpenter

Henrietta Whiskers was a block-of-the-month quilt introduced in 2011 by Anne Sutton; the pattern can be found at Bunny Hill Designs. Beverly Brown says: "This was a fun quilt and I looked forward to each month’s pattern. I learned to do new embroidery stitches."

close up, Henrietta Whiskers by Beverly Brown

This closeup photo shows Henrietta, the squirrel, who is the star of the quilt.

close up, Henrietta Whiskers by Beverly Brown

Who doesn't love a house quilt?  This adorable autumn home features two stories, a wood-grain door with a button door knob, a giant pumpkin, and maple leaves.

close up, Henrietta Whiskers by Beverly Brown

Pumpkins and crows make a great Halloween orange-and-black theme!

close up, Henrietta Whiskers by Beverly Brown

This photo shows the wonderful custom quilting by Jan Carpenter, whose designs include a leafy "V" design in the vertical green sashing (above, left).

* In the UK, Halloween is the second-favorite family celebration, just behind Christmas !

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.

1 comment:

  1. If I ever want to make myself a birthday present, that would be it. I love the choice of fabrics too.


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