Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween Race

I pulled out a ziplock bag with my leftover Halloween fabric and scraps and decided to make another quilt.  I ended up deciding on making a race style quilt made from 4 inch cut strips.  The fabrics were so busy that I decided to lay them out on the design wall and sew each row individually. 

Half of the quilt top is pieced in the following picture.  I would sew a row and trim it to 59.5 inches before sewing rows together into sections.  It took longer than my favorite chunky race quilts, but was worth it to control all the fabric placement. 

This style of quilt perfect for using up the leftover fabric and scraps.  I had some odd size pieces from cutting out the hexagons for my Halloween Hex quilt.  Those odd pieces (including triangles and trapezoids) all worked into the quilt.  The scraps are my favorite part and Cheetah's least favorite part.  I only purchased 3/8 yard for the top and the minky for the backing.  I am amazed that one gallon size ziplock bag had almost enough fabric for this quilt top.  I did add a few solid scraps and almost solid scraps as well. 

I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 with wiggles in each row. 

The quilting was very quick and so much fun. 

The binding is the same as on Halloween Hex.  I love that diagonal stripe. 

The scrappy sections are my favorite part.  I felt so thrifty. 

The minky backing is my boys' favorite part, which is no surprise.  Ha!

I have been wanting to quilt a minky quilt with just wiggles for a long time.  I wish you could feel the awesome texture it gives the minky. 

I am so pleased with how the quilt turned out. 

Quilt Stats #213
Name:  Halloween Race
Pattern:  Scrappy Chunky Race Quilt
Fabrics Used:  Halloween leftovers and scraps
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 59 by 73 inches
Date Finished: 2017

I now have five Halloween quilts and a (smaller) bag of Halloween string scraps.  I'm not sure if I will use them this year or not. 


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  1. I love the pieced portions of this one, too, Jasmine! I can just imagine how soft and fun this quilt is going to be to use for years to come. :)

  2. Thrifty is good in my book(some people wouldn't agree)! I think it is just so cute! It is amazing sometimes how little fabric it takes-I'll be years and years making until mine is all gone, LOL, but only if I stop buying now! Nice job on the quilting too, wonderful texture.

  3. I love this quilt and the idea of making this with chunky strips. I'm sure I have some leftovers which will work well with this quilt. And the squiggly quilting is just perfect.

  4. This is a smart way to use up some scraps. I love those colors and the leftover blocks. My favorite is that quilting--loving that texture. Beautiful finish!

  5. Great way to use up your Halloween scraps and orphans. It looks great. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  6. Those scrappy sections are my favourite part too! I love the picture of the quilt hanging on the can really see the texture from the squiggles in that one :)

  7. This is so cute! I love the quilting and all of the different prints you've used.

  8. I really like this-those triangles and odd bits really make it interesting.

  9. I wish I could touch the wiggles :-) Cute and cuddly.


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