Last year I started a quilt for my wee grandson and I finished it this year. I knew he was too young last year, so I didn’t rush. This year he is 2 years old and is noticing more around him. He comes over to our home and reads the Hallowe’en books we have and we can sit under the Hallowe’en quilt 🙂
I bought the fabric and it was already cut in squares. I ended up cutting them into large 9 x 9 squares. I didn’t cut them into any smaller squares because some of the fabrics were more of a scene and I didn’t want to lose that. It still can be used as an “I SPY” quilt because there are enough little characters on the quilt to find. I think this will be more of a hit next year or so once he’s a bit older.
I put plain black borders in between each of the squares so that the colours really popped. Once the top was done I put a layer of batting and then a plain black cotton back and sandwiched them all together. Stitch in the ditch around all the squares, put the border on and voila! My mom came to visit and I needed to keep her busy 🙂 , so I had her finish appliqueing each of the squares individually. Some are random and some follow a few of the Hallowe’en characters. Turned out so cute!!
This quilt will be around for many a year and be the source of many happy memories.
The dog thought this was for him to roll around on – NOT!! haha 🙂
Now to get cracking on the Christmas quilts I’ve got sitting in the wings…
LIVE LIFE FULLY! ❤