Happy Halloween!!! We don’t get any trick or treaters here but I like to decorate my house with a few Halloween items anyway.
I have several Halloween wall hangings I put out each year and just finished a table runner. Will talk about this more later but it was easy and used striped fabric, a 60 degree ruler and the pattern Triangle Frenzy Swirl by Bunnie Cleland.This is my oldest Halloween wall hanging that I made in 1990. I remember I had to use a poly/cotton orange fabric because at that time I could not find any bright orange 100% cotton. It is about 32” square.This 17” x 20” pattern is from the Which Witch & The Who by Leslie Beck for Fiber Mosaaics. It is fused with a pieced border that I bought as a kit from a fabric store and finished in 1995. I finished this wall hanging in 2008 after it sat unfinished for several years. The center design is by Rebecca Carter in the book Two-Hour Mini Quilt Projects but I needle turned the applique instead of fusing it. I pieced the points and the background as an example in a class I taught on piecing Mariner’s Compass blocks and didn’t finish it until much later. Here is a detail of it below and you can read about it starting with this blog on August 28, 2008. I usually leave it up all fall as it doesn’t scream Halloween.This is a close up of the corner quilting motif. Maybe in a few years I will be inspired to make something else new for Halloween.