I finally got around to taking photos of my Halloween quilt and collection of 'grinning pumpkins'. I finished the quilt last January - I have been waiting for months to display it with all my pumpkins. I was really tempted to drag all the pumpkins out in January!
The quilt is a pattern from Crabapple Hill Designs called 'Vintage Trick or Treat.' Click here to go to the Crabapple Hill Website. I spotted the pattern in a quilt shop while on a shopping trip with my Mother. My Mom and Sister both quilt - I do not. I fell in love with the pattern and thought it would go perfectly with my pumpkin collection. I tried to talk my Mom or my Sister into making it for me, but neither of them would!
So I deiced that should attempt to make the quilt. The hand embroidery wasn't too difficult to complete. Before I started the quilt I kept telling myself if it took me over a year to complete it would be worth all the time and effort. I was pleasantly surprised how fast the embroidery went - only a couple months. I worked on the embroidery mainly while waiting for my son during his speech therapy sessions and school activities - it was nice to have something to occupy my time.
Anyway - I LOVE my quilt! It is a perfect backdrop for all my pumpkins. I am working on a matching table topper - all I need to do is put the binding on.