Happy Halloween

First of all, I know some are looking forward to a Tuscany post but it’s overwhelming to write about something so beautiful so I’m putting it off! I had to post for Halloween though, I love dressing up. In the last few years I have often used the Vulcan ears dad got me from Vulcan Alberta to dress as Spock but I remember back to all of the wonderful costumes my mom used to sew me as well. She likes to remember that I always gave her a hard time that she would never finish them in time. Of course she always did finish them though and never let me down. I’m sure she was sewing into the wee hours of the morning to finish around a busy mom’s schedule!

This year I made sure that I finished my non-traditional Halloween quilt to show off. I’ve had the sandwich done for months but hadn’t done the quilting. I couldn’t decide what to do but in the end went for a squiggly meandering line because I thought it looked a bit spooky. It sits proudly on the couch today…


I played round with the new iPhone photo filters to try and capture the magic of this quilt…







For those that want to try this quilt pattern out I used Elizabeth Hartman’s “Kitchen Windows” from her book…



Happy Halloween everyone and I promise a Tuscany trip post soon!


  1. As the proud owner of 5 Halloween quilts yours makes me smile …. can never find that kind of fabrci here!

    1. Thank you. It can be tricky to find. I get a lot of fabric online. Try Hawthorne Threads. It’s a favourite. I think they have the whole new line. Shipping to Canada isn’t too too bad.

  2. Your quilt turned out beautifully. I’ve been debating about what I should do with my ghastlies fabric and this idea is definitely a contender. Thanks for the inspiration!

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