Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Think Halloween!


Now that I have a new Grandson, I have been thinking more about decorating for the holidays.   Even though Daniel will be too young to really enjoy this Halloween, I found these Halloween pinwheel blocks I'd started and decided to work on this quilt.

I think the quilt is a bit busy, but I'm going to put the 1/2" black sashing between all of the blocks and maybe a black border. Hopefully that will tone it down some. Any other suggestions?



Here is how it looks with just the first round sewn on. 


I'm making these pinwheels from two 5" squares- one background and one Halloween print.  Put right sides together and sew around all four sides.


Then cut twice on the diagonal as shown.


When they are pressed open, they will look like this.  Your 4 half square triangles for your pinwheel block are right there together.


Rearrange and sew.  This is also a good way to use those charm squares.  I'll link this tutorial on my sidebar in case you want to find it again. 
 
I hope you're all finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

I love your little Halloween quilt - I don't think it's too busy at all. That is a clever way to make HST - I've never done them that way.

Angie said...

This is adorable! :) Not busy at all---

Karen said...

I like it - of course pinwheels is one of my favs. The black is perfect.

Janet O. said...

Perfect little Halloween quilt. The black is just what it needs.
Fun pinwheel technique. You know, since you adapted the Flurry pattern to charm squares, and now this fun idea, in my mind you are queen of the charm squares! : )

Linda said...

LOVE your Halloween quilt!!!! The pinwheels are awesome!

Maria said...

The Quilt looks great with the black in between...
thanks for sharing an easy way to make HST and then pinwheels.
Will take the idea to Patch (Guild) tomorrow night and share with the ladies.

Julierose said...

It's definitely not too busy from my point of view! I love those blocks--they remind me of "Candy Corn"--such fun. Black boders are perfect. Just love it. Julierose

Aunt 'Reen said...

I think this Halloween quilt looks wonderful! Kids just LOVE busy prints - The quilt itself doesn't look too busy to me. I'll bet your grandson will love it!

Sherry said...

What a neat trick! Pinwheel blocks are so much fun.

I love how your quilt is coming out; can't wait to see it when it is completed.

Dawn said...

Fun! I think it looks great.
I have a medallion Halloween quilt started - thanks for motivating me to get back at it!

Cyn ;-) said...

your pinwheel quilt is darling. I'm sure your DGS will have a lot of fun cuddling it. Your colors sure pop... what a great idea to add the black. Me likee!

Candace said...

Great tutorial, and I love your quilt. I think that I better get thinking too, I'd love to have at least a Halloween table runner.

TLC said...

Love it just the way you planned. Your witch center is adorable. Your grandson will enjoy! Over the last year I have collected Halloween patterns and fabric instead of Christmas, but nothing started yet. Your quilt has inspired me.

Wendy said...

I really like your quilt and I don't think it's too busy but I do think the black helps define the pinwheels a bit. Thanks for the tutorial. I've seen it before but forget to try it.

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