Although I am a huge lover of fall, especially the month of October, Halloween has never been a favorite day of mine. I think it goes back to the days when my girls were little, having spent a hard day at work, then needing to rush home (in the dark no less) trying to get something that resembled dinner into my family’s mouths before the big trick or treating event. There is also just something about sending your kids to strangers houses to beg for candy that does not sit well with me!
Now that I have more time on my hands I do enjoy seeing all the littles in their Halloween costumes and have actually started a tradition of having a small Halloween party for my grandkids. However, making a Halloween quilt was never on my long list of quilts to be made.
All that changed when I saw a kit for sale at KCMakerStudio that consisted of the Rana Heredia’s pattern Low Tide and the Moda Holiday Halloween fabric. I was smitten. Just take a look at a few of the fabrics in this collection. They are so darn cute….
Pretty sure those kitten faces sealed the deal for me!
The pattern is a clean line, sewn with a traditional strip construction. Although straight-forward, accuracy is essential with this pattern, many of the cuts are down to 1/8th of an inch. A definite challenge for me.
It is a nice lap size quilt, about 45×55 inches. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.