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.
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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