October 2, 2016

Spooky Delights Halloween Pillow

Hello, Friends!
October is here, and while I was decorating my home,
I decided to whip up a new Halloween pillow.

I used my charm pack of Spooky Delights
by Bunny Hill for Moda.
There are so many sweet prints...
I think I love this Raven Damask the most.

Can you see the tiny black birds?

The text print was another deal-breaker for me.
Mix in a few black cats, pumpkins and mischievous mice,
and you've got a fun focal print.

Of course, there are lots of pretty polka dots
to coordinate...making this line a hit with me.

I've been practing my half-square triangle (HST)
technique, so in nearly no time,
I had whipped up the 16 HST's I needed for the pillow top.

I love that HST's can be arranged in countless ways,
to create stunning designs.
This is the layout I chose, with a diamond pattern
of low volumes around a dark center.

My finished top was about 16 1/2" square...
my pillow form was 16" on the top, but it's rather deep.
I decided to use a Bella Solid
to add a narrow coordinating border.

Often I use a covered zipper backing, but this time
I took a practical shortcut in the zipper installation.
I placed the zipper in the bottom seam of the pillow.

It doesn't show, and it will be so easy to swap out
the pillow cover for other seasons.

I chose the text print in Vanilla for the pillow backing.

The quilting on this pillow was nice and easy...
I used a grid of straight diagonal lines.

For areas that weren't "in the ditch",
I marked my lines with a Frixion pen.
You would never know, even on the white triangles...
a hot iron removed the lines after stitching.

I'm so pleased with my Halloween pillow...
and there are enough charm squares left for another
Halloween project or two!

Are you getting ready for Halloween, too?
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  1. Sweet pillow and beautifully made, too!

  2. You've chosen so warm and pleasant colors, those tiny birds are charming as the rest of the prints! So adorable pillow is despite Halloween event for which it is dedicated. Always found inspiration here from you!

  3. What a beautiful Halloween keepsake you have made! The layout of the blocks is just perfect to show off these cute fabrics!

  4. What a lovely Halloween Pillow! We featured your pillow over on the FWFS blog! Thanks for stopping by and linking up! :)



  5. Lovely Halloween pillow...the fabrics are so perfect, celebrating the season but not too spooky! The layout of your blocks makes a great design and I love the backing!
    Helen xox

  6. Such a fun pillow - all the little details. And gorgeous photos too.


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