Welcome to TGIFF at Faith and Fabric – with tomorrow being Halloween, thought it would be fun to highlight some of our boo-tiful Halloween projects! Of course, any finished project is more than welcome. If you’re new to my site, take a look around. I’m a Christian quilter and pattern writer, and love sharing my faith through fabric and crafts. I also just published my first book: Our Family’s Jesse Tree!
Sharing two Halloween-inspired quilt patterns today. I’ve had a few quilting goals this year, and two of them were to (1) continue refining free motion quilting skills and (2) use up some of those scraps.
The FMQ is a continual learning process. One fun surprise of FMQ is how lovely it looks completely on it’s own. I stitched this pumpkins and spider web pattern in a semi-transparent white thread to a basic black fabric, added a sparkly spider, and BOOM – called it a day. I think I like it even more on the solid fabric than on a print as it really makes it’s own statement. Ha – does anyone else find themselves holding their breath when they FMQ? Not intentional, but every time I take a break in stitching it’s like, “Phewwww….”!
When it came to using up scraps (I had a ton left from the Yuma QAL), I pulled them together into a fun scrappy runner pattern. I’m loving the embroidery on my sewing machine, so added the line from Psalm 23: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for You are with me.”. It seems the perfect piece for Halloween and is a great reminder that no matter how scary things get, we are never alone. Applique – especially for holidays – are fun to add, so stitching on a few ghosts and bats made it even more festive.
Lastly, sharing a yummy pumpkin brownie s’mores recipe. It tastes as delicious as it smells, and is an easy treat to whip up on Halloween night. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe night of Trick or Treating!
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I love the quilting on the table runner! Looks like fun to quilt.
Thanks, Renee! It was a lot of fun – and even more when I was done 🙂
Andrea @ MouseInMyPocket.com says
I love how your runner turned out. I have some bright Halloween fabrics, and never seem to know what to do with them. I’ll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for hosting this weeks TGIFF!
Thanks, Andrea! I have way more scraps than I know what to do with – even still 🙂
Anja @ Anja Quilts says
I really like your pumpkin and spider web FMQ…wow. And I really like your Give Thanks wall hanging. Happy Halloween.
Thanks, Anja – the feeling is mutual. Love your work!
I really like how your FMQ spider web shows up on the black fabric. I’ve never made a table runner, but looking at yours makes me think those would be good projects for practicing different FMQ designs. And yes, I do hold my breath when I FMQ. I also resist moving my hands–it’s like they’re glued to the quilt. Of course, eventually I have to stop and that forces me to take a breath and get my hands in a better position..
Janine, I’m glad I’m not the only one who holds their breath! I’m a big table runner fan as I have a short quilting attention span — there are so many things I want to do, so minis and runners tend to be my go to!
Thanks for hosting this week. 🙂 Cute spider/pumpkin quilting. And Oh. My. Gosh.! I am having the WORST time the past 3 weeks making myself eat well, and there go, posting the coolest looking brownie rendition that’s screaming at me to make. . .