"but i love halloween,
and i love that feeling:
the cold air,
the spooky dangers lurking
around the corner."
like rabbit, i'm late, i'm late... i always seem to stumble across these wondrous things late. ah well, at least i stumble across them. in this case, i'm talking about the epic halloween quilt along but together by flying parrot quilts which you can stumble across here. it's not your average halloween quilt either, it's epic. it says so right on the web page...and truly, it is epic indeed!
i'm using the suggested fabulous fabrics: ghastlies by alexander henry; spellbound by cotton and steel; lost and found halloween by jen allyson; chillingsworth's spooky ride. but i have also dug deep into my stash and even did a little local shopping around to add my own touch to this twelve week quilt along gem (if you follow me on instagram, you've probably already seen a good portion of these fabrics). though, since the quilt along itself is officially completed, i'm going above and beyond...i'm going to enlarge the quilt from a lap sized to a throw sized quilt (read: twin...cuz bigger is always better in my book). to accomplish this, i'll be adding in extra blocks garnered from here and there and even a few surprise touches.
to get started, i've paper pieced the first week's blocks above. candy corn and witch's hats. i did, however, alter the witch's hat pattern (no offense to the designer) cuz i rather like a taller hat with a narrower brim. next up: spiders!
wait, what?!? halloween is next week? well, perhaps for most folks...but for me, halloween is all year round, so whenever i finish this quilt, it'll be cozily snuggled under no matter the time of year!