Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Haunting!

The leaves are starting to fall at my house. It's an added reminder that autumn is here and before I know it, Halloween will be too! I love decorating for this spooky season. One of my favorite things to put out is my Happy Haunting mini quilt. It features a haunted house with a ghost and of coarse a few bats flying around. Imagine the little ghouls and goblins that go trick or treating here! I enjoy to embroider and this was a fun project to work on in front of the TV. This pattern also features a no-waste flying geese border... it's not a new technique, and I certainly can't take credit for it. But it sure makes tiny flying geese blocks easy and accurate to do! For my mini quilt I used 3 fat quarters from Thimbleberries to do my block. But any small print Halloween or fall fabric will work nicely.

Here's how I put my mini quilt together!
I began by cutting 32  ~  1  7/8" black squares and 8 ~ 3  1/4" orange squares

Lay two black squares on one orange square right sides together and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, you will sew a 1/4" scant seam on each side of the diagonal line.  (I have the diagonal marked here)

Sewing on the lines....

Then cut apart....

Iron... to the dark side....

Then lay a black square on your triangle section, again mark 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal.

I have a stack of them to do to make a border!

Sew on the 1/4" seam line....

Cut apart....

iron... iron to the dark side....this will make 1" x 2" flying geese (1  1/2" x 2  1/2")

Then I trim my embroidery piece down ....

8 flying geese blocks will form the border on each side....

I fussy cut the corner blocks for the border.

Border is all pieced and the block is now ready to quilt.
All quilted
Sewing on the binding....
It's time to welcome the Trick or Treaters!!!

There's still time to put this fun mini quilt together for this Halloween. The pattern can be found in my Etsy shop either as a packaged pattern or an instant PDF download. Let's get our homes ready for the spooky season! I can just smell the pumpkin spice lattes and hot cider in the air. I love fall!

Happy Halloween!

PDF instant downloadable patterns are on sale in my Etsy shop thru the end of the month. No coupon code needed!!! An early treat for you!


  1. Oh wow it looks that embroidery 😃 I've read about this method but you make it look so more understandable, thank you