Hello Everyone! I’m excited to be able to finally share The Art of Home Club Halloween Collection that I’ve been hinting at the past several month’s!
I designed all the layouts and appliques for the Halloween collection and Jacquelynne added the squirrel, gourds and leaves for the Harvest wall hanging.
I really had fun designing this collection. We planned the Halloween theme almost a year ago so I was able to collect some Halloween fabrics during the fall when there were plenty available.
Jacquelynne’s fall theme projects are so cute and versatile, too. The pumpkin appliques are the same for the Halloween and Harvest wall hanging. But that Squirrel! I’m going to try to find time to add it to my mug rug collection.
Speaking of Mug Rugs, here they are all together. You can see that I combined different motifs to make them. I especially like the “Boo and Jack” embroidered mug rug. Read below for a hint on using leftover fabric for the checkerboard unit.
I thought it would be fun to include a Trick or Treat bag. This one is quick and easy to make.
It’s lined and would be a fun bag for your children or grandchildren to use on Halloween. You could chose any of the motifs to put on the front or chose a great Halloween fabric and make the front and back the same. I wish I could tell you what that fabric is on the bag, but I don’t have any pieces left with the selvage and I didn’t write it down.
Here are a few close-ups of the quilting designs I used on the wall hanging.
Small swirls in the background with matching thread and a little outlining on the pumpkins. I did some straight line quilting in the patchwork squares using my ruler foot and rulers.
Now for my hint on using the leftovers from the wall hanging. When I made the wall hanging, I had checkerboard pieces left over and I wanted to use them in the mug rug.
You can see the black strips were not as long as the green.
Instead of cutting them the size from the pattern, I cut them using as much of the fabric as I could, making sure the selvage would be in the seam allowance.
The width doesn’t matter because of where it’s positioned on the mug rug. It just ended up being slightly smaller than the pattern size and I was able to use my scraps.
I hope you enjoy using this month’s collection to make your Halloween and Fall projects. If you are not a club member, consider joining because you get so many designs and ideas on using them every month.
Thanks for stopping by!