10.01.2011

Spooky Halloween Quilt Pattern

The Spooky Halloween Quilt 




 I showed it off a few days ago with every intention of whipping out a pattern and then...Whamo!  I got floored with a cold.  A few complications, doctor visit, chest x-ray and multiple visits to the pharmacy and I am back.  Mostly. Pretty scary. Just like this pattern (and that segue)  This pattern is nice and quick to sew up.  Basically a strip quilt with a few spooky modifications thrown in.  Here's what you'll need.


Fabric Requirements:
1 Halloween Jelly Roll or 40 Halloween 2.5" strips (I used Trick or Treat Jelly roll from Moda)
1 1/2 yards of white fabric
3 1/2 yards backing fabric
1/2 yard of contrasting fabric for spooky faces.
(I also purchased NiteLite Extra Glow Thread in White for glow in the dark special effects--Completely optional)


Pattern:
Cutting instructions.
1. Lay out your Jelly roll strips in rows from top to bottom until you have a layout you like. Leave out 6 strips for Binding. Once you are satisfied number each strip with a fabric marker or small piece of masking tape.  See Below.

2. Cut 18 2.5" strips from white fabric. set aside

3. Cut 26 -- 2.5"X4.5" rectangles from contrasting fabric.

4. Referring to diagram cut 6.5 inch off of each of your Halloween Strips. (these strips can be used for pieced backing or set aside for another project.)
  *IMPORTANT* Do Not cut extra off of rows where faces will be placed (rows # 4,5,8,10,11,12,17,18,19,22,23,25,28 and 29)

Spooky Face Assembly:
At this point you can assemble the rows with faces first or assemble them as you move along. You can alter or change the faces to suit your need.

Rows 4 & 5-- Cut 4 -- 2.5" squares from each strip= total 8 squares.  Cut 4 -  2.5"X4.5" rectangles from contrasting fabric. Trim remaining strips to 30" .

Draw diagonal line along back of each of the 2.5" squares.  Sew 2 - 2.5" square to each side of the 4-- 2.5"X 4.5" rectangles, making 4 flying geese units. press.



Sew 2 flying geese units together forming eyes as shown below. * From Remaining jellyroll strips cut 4.5" off of one end.  sew this piece to Lt side of eye unit and 25.5" piece to right side of eye unit. Press.*  For Row 5:  Repeat above directions, (From* to * flipping eye unit, so point of triangle faces down) Trim length to 38"

Row 8: eye unit.  For flying geese unit as shown above.  Cut 4 -- 2.5" squares from strip.  Cut 2 -- 2.5" X 4.5" rectangles from contrasting fabric.  Once eye units are made sew together and press.  Cut 8.5" from  Halloween length and sew to Rt side of eye unit.  Sew remaining to Lt side.  Press. Trim entire strip to 38"

Row 10: Mouth unit is made in the same flying geese unit as for the eyes.   For row 10 you will need. 6 -- 2.5" squares and 3-- 2.5"X4.5" contrasting fabrics. Once Flying geese units are made, sewn and pressed.  Cut 10.5" piece of jelly roll and sew to Right side. Sew remaining piece to left side. Press. Trim entire row to 38" before adding white strips. *Note* before trimming strip make sure mouth unit is centered under eye unit.

Row 11: Mouth row is made from 4 -- 2.5" squares and 2- 2.5" X 4.5 " rectangles in contrasting fabric.  In this row the Flying geese units flipped to have triangle points facing down.   Once Flying geese units are made, sewn and pressed.  Cut 8.5" strip and sew to Right side of mouth, sew remaining length of jelly roll strip to Lt side.  Press.   Trim unit to 38" before adding white strips. *Note* Make sure mouth unit aligns with above row before trimming.

Row 12: Using same method as in row 8 make 2 flying geese units for eyes. Once flying geese units are made, sewn and pressed together.  Cut 4.5" length from jelly roll strip and sew to Lt side of eyes. Sew remaining strip to Right side.  Press. trim unit to 38" before sewing on white strips.


Row16:  Using same method as above making 2 flying geese units for eyes.  Once units are made, sewn and pressed together. Cut 4.5" strip from jelly roll and sew to Rt side of eye unit.  Sew remaining length to Lt side. Press. and Trim entire length to 38"

Rows 18 & 19: Only one flying geese unit is needed for these 2 rows.  Cut 2 --2.5" squares from both row 18 and 19 jelly roll strips.  Cut 2-- 2.5"X4.5" rectangles from contrasting fabric.  Once flying geese units are made. Cut 5.5" off each row strip sew to Rt side of each unit. Sew remaining jelly roll strip to Lt side on both rows. Trim entire length to 38" *Note* be sure to adjust trimming to center mouth under eye units.

Rows 22 & 23: Repeat as for rows 4 and 5. Once flying geese units are sewn, and pressed.  Cut 8.5" off each jelly roll strip sew to Lt side of flying geese units.  Sew remaining strip to Rt side of unit.  Press and trim each strip to 38"

Row 25: One  flying geese block is needed for mouth in this row.  Cut two  2.5" squares from Jelly roll. Sew to 2.5"X4.5" contrasting fabric.   Once unit is sewn and pressed.  Trim 11.5 off jelly roll strip. Sew to Lt side of unit.  Sew remaining strip to Rt side of unit. Press and trim each strip to 38"

Rows 28 & 29: Repeat as for rows 4 & 5.  Once flying geese units are sewn and pressed.  Cut 4.5" off of each jelly roll strip sew to Lt side of flying geese units.  Sew remaining strip to rt side of unit. Press and trim each strip to 38"

 Assembling Quilt top:
White strips are cut and sewn together row by row to Halloween Strips.  Align Lt side edges of quilt top through out assembly.  I chose to overestimate the length of my Right side white strip.  Once the quilt top was finished and pressed I trimmed the right side of the quilt square with the Left. The strip measurements below are not estimates.  Your seams must be a constant .25" throughout.

Row1- Sew 2 White strips together Cut to 50". Press.
Row 2- Sew 8.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 5" white strip. Press. Sew row1 to row 2.  Press.
Row 3- Sew 7.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 7"white strip. Press. Sew row 3 to row 1 and 2 row unit. Press.
Row 4-  Sew 4.5" white strip to Lt side of  Halloween eye unit.  sew 8.5" white strip to Rt side. Press.  Sew to quilt top and press.
Row 5- Sew 4.5" white strip to Lt side of  Halloween eye unit.  sew 8.5" white strip to Rt side. Press. Sew to quilt top and press.
Row 6- Sew 6.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 6.5" white strip. Press.  Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 7- Sew 4.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 7.5" White strip.  Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 8 - Sew 2.5" white square to Lt side of eye unit.  Sew 10.5" white strip to Rt. side. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 9 - Sew 2.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 10.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 10- Sew 10.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip.  To right side sew 2.5" strip. Press. Sew to quilt top. Press.
Row 11-Sew 7.5" white strip to Left side of Halloween strip.  To right side sew 5.5" strip. Press. Sew to quilt top. Press.
Row 12- Sew 6.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip.  To right side sew 6.5" white strip. Press and sew to quilt top. Press seam.
Row 13- sew 2.5" white strip to left side of one 38" Halloween strip to right side, sew 10.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 14 - sew 4.5" white strip to left side of one Halloween strip to right side, sew 8.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 15 - sew 6.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side, sew 6.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 16 - Sew 8.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip. To Rt side, sew 4.5" white strip. Press. Sew to quilt top. Press.
Row 17- Sew 8.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side, sew 4.5". white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 18- Sew 2.5" white strip to Lt. side of Halloween strip, to Rt side, Sew 10.5" strip.  Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 19-Sew 2.5" white strip to Lt. side of Halloween strip, to Rt side, Sew 10.5" strip.  Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 20- Sew 4.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 8.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 21- Sew 6.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 6.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 22 - Sew 7.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip. To Rt side sew 5.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 23 -Sew 7.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip. To Rt side sew 5.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 24 - Sew 10.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 2.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 25- Sew 4.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip. To Rt side sew 8.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 26 - Sew 9.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 3.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 27 - Sew 8.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 4.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 28-  Sew 11.5" white square to Lt side of Halloween strip to Rt side sew 2 inch white strip. Press. Sew to quilt top. Press.
Row 29- Sew 11.5" white square to Lt side of Halloween strip to Rt side sew 2 inch white strip. Press. Sew to quilt top. Press
Row 30 - 6.5" white strip to Lt side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 6.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 31-  Sew 4.5" white strip to Lt. Side of Halloween strip, to Rt side sew 8.5" white strip. Press. Sew row to quilt top. Press.
Row 32 - Sew 2 white strips together. Press. Trim to 50". Sew to quilt top. Press.

6. Square up quilt. Once quilt top is assembled. Time to embroider, decorate, embellish eyes, and mouths of spooks before quilting.  I chose to use the NiteLite Glow in the Dark thread. For Round mouth I chose a circle template of about 5.5" (Fancy way of saying I used a glass bowl.)  I used Fusible web to secure circle and then satin stitched it down with the glow in the dark thread.

7. Sew backing together. Quilt as Desire. I used an all over spiderweb pattern to enhance my spooky theme.  You could certainly add bats, moons, stars. or any other spooky quilt pattern. With the 6 strips of Halloween print remaining bind quilt.

Please let me know if you find any errors in the pattern.  This is only the second pattern I have written up  and I would love the feedback.  Thanks!

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