And it happened this week.
Never mind that it’s the middle of August. Never mind that the tomatoes are just starting to come in. When you work in marketing/advertising/retail you get the urge to plan for that next holiday.
It’s the same way in quilting.
The other day the temps stayed in the sixties, and that was enough for me to start thinking about Halloween. (Of course, I’ve been thinking about back-to-school already…that goes without saying when you have a kid in school!)
Nevertheless, as soon as the temp dropped for a day, I turned to some Halloween fabric I’d been holding for a few years and thought, “Now’s the time!” This is not a complicated quilt. But it’s made from a charm pack purchased several years ago and tucked into a drawer. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean.
This is all fun stuff. It’s bright, it’s cheery and it still has that Halloween vibe. The charm pack was from a line by Deb Strain for Moda.
I supplemented with a couple of other random fabrics from Cotton and Steel, Andover and Wyndham.
I cannot quilt it yet, even though it’s layed out and pinned. I thought I had a Halloween design from Amelie Scott that I could use to quilt in machine embroidery. Turns out I only had some vines and leaves.
This quilt absolutely requires pumpkins for quilting. So I purchased another design pack, and I will start quilting as soon as it arrives.
Until then, I found some terrific Halloween ideas from urbanthreads.com that I can’t wait to try.
I know you don’t remember from last year, but I have a Halloween tree that I fill with embroidered ornaments.
Every year, I look for something I can make to add to the collection. Well, I found a few new things. But you’ll have to wait a bit until I have the chance to work on them.
Temps are in the seventies here today, with clear skies. But in my sewing room, there’s a cool spooky breeze a-blowin’.