Still, I like the friendlier sorts of Halloween decorations, and back when Miss C was little I scoutd out some rather cute Halloween fabrics and made two -- yes, TWO Halloween quilts which I've enjoyed having out in the Octobers since then.
Here's one -- wonky Halloween houses. (Sorry for the blurry photo -- it's old.)
I made this at a retreat, and I remember that a friend gave me some pieces of a witch fabric so I could add a few witches to the scary neighborhood:
Here's the other, a wonky log cabin with strippy scraps:
You can guess what happened next, right? I started planning a scrappy Halloween quilt and I spent the first day of the retreat cutting and piecing it. And it makes me smile. I put together triangles so they look like Halloween flags, as you can see from the peak abovve.
I'm just about to start machine quilting, and as it's small, that won't take long.
Funny how fabric can cast a spell and make you do something you didn't plan on doing!