Every year for Halloween, we get two pumpkins for each one of us to carve. I made two pumpkins for the Halloween quilt as well. Just like I wouldn’t carve two pumpkins the same way, I didn’t want the blocks to be repeated either. So I made a Jack-O-Lantern block …
…and a Cat-O-Lantern block. Cat-O-Lantern is made from the same Jack-O-Lantern quilt pattern. I only added whiskers and gave it a different mouth. I can even mix and match.
I am still working away on the Halloween quilt. Almost there, but not quite. Remember couple of weeks ago I said I was going to make the knitting-inspired stars for my Halloween quilt? Well, here they are. I reduced three of the star quilt patterns to 5″ and made two copies of each. I love the Aran Star too much, so that one is staying as a 10″ block. Although these beautiful star prints are technically Halloween fabrics from the Black Cat Crossing fabric line, I can’t help but think that they would make a beautiful kids’ quilt.
Cat lover that I am, I had to incorporate something with a cat motif in it. If you ever had a cat who sleeps in the bedroom with you, I know you have woken up at least once in the middle of the night to a pair of eyes staring at you out of the dark. That’s what got me into drawing the Cat Eyes quilt pattern. After all it is All Hallows Eve, and I had to add a little bit of spook to the quilt.
That being said, these kitty eye colours are modelled after my own bumbling kitties and they are not spooky at all. I think this block would make a great pillow or two as part of Halloween decoration. A little spooky fun is always good for Halloween!