Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Mixtape quilt

Halloween Fabric

A demonstration that my copier isn't that great, but the pattern is.  
I love Halloween.  I love everything about Halloween.  I love candy, pumpkin baked goods (especially those with cream cheese frosting), spooky decorations, and costumes (but not the slutty costumes - ladies, Halloween is about getting candy not about getting laid and setting the feminist movement back fifty years). I love how my cats start getting cold because I am cheap and I refuse to have the heat on at a comfortable temperature and how this forces them to cling to me for warmth.  I love how the History Channel tries to get in on the act and shows the same documentaries about Vlad the Impaler year after year.  (Didn't know this post was going to mention the origin of the Dracula myth, but oh yeah, I went there.) I love hard cider - both the pear and the apple varieties.  In short, without a hint of hyperbole, Halloween is the greatest holiday ever.  Because of all of this, it is no wonder then that I am making my second Halloween quilt.  (Technically, this is not correct.  My previous quilt was a Day of the Dead quilt, but close enough for my purposes. I also love the Day of the Dead, but that mostly involves how much I love pretty skulls and skeletons and I don't think we want to pursue that train of thought for too long.)

Having said all that, it's time to get quilting.  I'm using the Oh, Fransson Mixtape quilt pattern and will of course be using the Halloween fabrics featured above.  By the way, I love Oh, Fransson!'s patterns and her blog.  She shows her current projects and offers some amazing tutorials which I have found so useful that I want to buy her a drink and complement her shoes.  I was going to do her quilt along Tokyo Subway quilt project but have decided to wait awhile before doing that because it is Halloween and I want to focus on the holiday that makes it acceptable to keep Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and 100 grand bars in the house.  (The kids in my neighborhood get the good candy.)


  1. Great idea! I can't wait to see the results.

  2. Hey K- It's been a while! I sure hope you will enter your Halloween quilts in the Spooky Quilt Contest at Gen X Quilters!! Looking forward to seeing this one...

    AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

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