31 Oct 2014

Ghosts and Goblins and Jack-o-Lanterns ... oh my!

Windmill quilt block © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Windmill quilt block
It's Halloween today and so I used shades of orange for today's featured quilt block, called Windmill. This quilt block uses the two most commonly featured patches in quiltmaking -- the square and the half square triangle. It's an easy block to construct so it is a good choice for all you beginner quilters.

Download the free quilt block pattern to make your own version, with instructions for three different block sizes.

Quotes about Halloween or other scary things

    Image courtesy of franky242 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  • "I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween."
    ~ Author Unknown

  • "If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost."
    ~ Lloyd Douglas

  • "Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody."
    ~ Mark Twain
And for all you teachers out there, you have my sympathy today as you struggle with all the sugar highs going on ...
  • " 'I'm so happy that Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year!' said no teacher ever."
    ~ Author Unknown
And finally, speaking of scary things ... is this idea still out there?
  • "Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to."
    ~ Richard Harris Barham

'Windmill' quilt block image © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com
Jack-o-lantern image courtesy of franky242 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net