What’s In Your Moon

Today we have a special seasonal project from Chef Mary Andra Holmes! This Halloween mini quilt is perfect for your favorite seasonal fabrics – fat quarters and layer cakes work wonderfully! This adorable Halloween quilt would be extra special in Moda wool!

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  • 3/4 yard background fabric (white)
  • 1/4 yard moon fabric (yellow check)
  • 1/4 yard sashing and first border fabric (green)
  • 1/4 yard second border fabric (orange)
  • 1 yard third border and binding fabric (black)
  • applique scraps – for bat, pumpkin and black crow, witch’s hat and broom and spider web and spider for inside moons. Scraps will be not larger then 8″ x 8″ and as small as 2″ x 2″.
  • 1 1/4 yards backing
  • black floss
  • applique thread
  • 40″ x 40″ batting

Print patterns for embroidery and applique from the Printer Friendly file at the very bottom of this post.

Please read all directions before starting this quilt.

From background fabric, cut (4) 12.5″ squares
From moon fabric, cut (4) 8″ circles
From sashing and first border fabric, cut (2) 1″ x 12.5″, (3) 1″ x 25″, (2) 1″ x 26″
From second border fabric, cut (2) 2″ x 26″, (2) 2″ x 29.5″
From third border fabric, cut (2) 3.5″ x 29.5″, (2) 3.5″ x 36″
From binding fabric, cut (4) 2.5″ x 40″ strips


Center a moon on each of the 12.5″ x 12.5″ blocks and applique in place. Using the placement guide for each moon, applique all pieces in place using your favorite applique method.

Special notes:

  • Bat – place wings under bat body. Applique’ in place.
  • Pumpkin and Black Crow – applique’ 3 sections of the pumpkin in place and add pumpkin top. Applique’ bird and attach bird wing.
  • Witch hat – applique’ broom handle and then base in place. Applique witch hat and add ribbon. Note: witches hat sits on top of broom handle.


Spider web and spider – using a light source, trace all web lines on the moon. I used one strand of Aurifil floss for all the embroidery. Embroider all the web lines using an outline stitch or stitch of your choice. Applique’ spiders body in place. Then using light source trace spider legs using the appliqued spider as a placement guide.

Embroider spider legs.

Add 1″ sashing to blocks. Add center 3 sashings then each side and top and bottom.

Layer, baste, and quilt as desired. Bind with black binding fabric.

This mini quilt finishes at 40″ square.

Mary Andra Holmes

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27 comments on “What’s In Your Moon

  1. Penny says:

    This is the cutest, Mary Andra! I’m thinking it will make a great project for next year. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Robin K. says:

    Thanks for the applique patterns. They each scream Halloween.

  3. Love this project! I’m going to see about making .svg cut files for the applique pieces. Very cute!

    • Mary Andra Holmes says:

      Thank you Becky. What is .svg cut files?

      • I have a Brother ScanNCut. So I would find similar shapes on the web somewhere and upload them to the Brother Canvas cloud, convert the shape to .svg cut files and download them to my cutting machine. Then my machine will cut them out for me. This will work for any cutting machine like a Cricut too..

        • Mary Andra Holmes says:

          Sounds like a lot of work but fun at the same time. Hoping it works for you. Thanking you for your response. I learned something new today.

  4. Beverly GRAY says:

    Really cute and fun! Thanks.

  5. Sue H says:

    I LOVE THIS ONE! Thank you Mary Andra!

  6. Karen says:

    Very cute! Thanks!

  7. Maryann says:

    Such a cute, fun pattern! Love it!

  8. Maryann says:

    Such a cute, fun quilt! Absolutely love it. Thanks Mary Andra. Can’t wait for the next project!

  9. Margaret Crow says:

    What a fun quilt! Thank you for the wonderful blocks! I’m thinking they would work for a pillow or two!

  10. Judy Dobbins says:

    How cute, thanks so much! Many possibilities with this one!

  11. Betty says:

    Super cute! Probably won’t make it for this Halloween as I’m up to my neck in Christmas projects, but it will be ready for next Halloween. Thank you a super fun project.

    • Mary Andra Holmes says:

      Hi Betty, Thank you. Please tag me on your post, next year, when you make it. I’d love to see it. Enjoy

  12. Judy says:

    This is such a cute project and looks very fun to make.

  13. Betty Dix says:

    simply adorbs

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