Halloween Quilt

By  Mary Ayres 

Want to add some fun to your Halloween décor? This cheery pumpkin adds just the right touch of whimsy to this holiday quilt.

  • Halloween Quilt
  • Closeup View
  • N FIG 1.tif


  • Cotton print fabrics: grey (inside border), 1/8 yd.; black/white (border squares), 1/4 yd.; mauve (center block), 3/8 yd.; coordinating (backing), 1/2 yd.
  • Wool felt: dark grey, 1/8 yd.; green, orange, yellow, black, yellow/gold, light brown scraps
  • Buttons, 3/4”: mauve, 10; neutral, two
  • Black jumbo rickrack, 2-3/4 yds.
  • Perle cotton, #8: white, black
  • Yellow gold embroidery floss


  • The Warm Co. Warm & White Needled Cotton Batting
  • Needles: sewing, embroidery
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Iron and pressing board

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, safety pin, ruler

Pattern - Halloween Quilt

  • Note
  • 1. Sew all seams with right sides together, using 1/4" seam allowance, pinning and pressing as needed. Use one strand of perle cotton or three strands of floss for all embroidery.
  • Quilt Instructions

  • 1. From mauve fabric, cut one 10-1/2"x24-1/2" rectangle. From grey border fabric, cut two 1-1/2"x12-1/2" strips and two 1-1/2"x24-1/2" strips. From black fabric, cut twenty-one 2-1/2" squares. From white fabric, cut twenty-one 2-1/2" squares.
  • 2. Following quilt diagram, sew: short grey strips to sides of mauve rectangle; long grey strips to top and bottom of mauve rectangle; white and black rectangles together in rows, alternating colors and sew them around sides, top and bottom of grey border. Fabric piecing for quilt top is complete.

    Quilt Diagram
  • 3. Print and cut out patterns. From wool felt, cut a 4-1/2" circle from orange for pumpkin, nose and mouth from yellow, 1/2"x1-1/2" rectangle from brown for stem, eight leaves from green, crow from black, moon from yellow/gold, 2"x6" rectangle and 3/8"- wide strips from charcoal for tree trunk and branches.
  • 4. Pin wool felt shapes to quilt front, using photo as placement guide. Use black perle cotton to blanket stitch around edges of felt shapes. (Note: Embroider stitches over branch strips.) Make a French knot on crow at eye dot, wrapping thread three times around needle.
  • 5. Use black perle cotton to sew neutral buttons above pumpkin nose for eyes, and mauve buttons to mauve fabric for stars. Use floss to blanket stitch around buttons with loops pointing outward.
  • 6. Cut pieces from batting and backing fabric that are the same size as quilt top. Baste batting rectangle to wrong side of quilt top. Sew rick rack around quilt top 1/4" from edge, beginning and ending in a corner. (Note: Sew through center of rick rack.) Sew quilt back to front with right sides together along rick rack stitching, leaving 5" opening along one side. Trim seam at corners. Turn quilt right side out through opening. Hand sew opening closed.
  • 7. Machine quilt along check border seam. (Note: Attach safety pin to quilt to hold layers together while working.)
  • Tip
  • 1. Quilting is optional when using The Warm Co. Warm & Natural Batting because it does not require stitching to hold it together.