Happy Halloween to all of you and your little trick or treaters! I hope eveyrone had a safe and enjoyable holiday. I can't believe how fast this holiday came, and went. I am excited to share with you a quilt that my Bees Knees Quilting Bee helped me out from this 2013 - 2014 year. Each bee made two blocks each, and I added seven more of each type of block. That was fourteen blocks I added in total. I sent them my scrappy blocks with various Halloween fabrics from different manufactures. Some you will recognize as Witch Hazel from Riley Blake Designs. There are Andover, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller and some that are unknown. Fair warning, this has lots of photos!
When I was trying to decide on border and binding, I'm glad I did a solid border with scrappy binding. Even though it was alot more work, for this quilt it brings in focus to every single block.
Here is a close up of some of the blocks so you can see the details Kayli Taylor quilted in the blocks.
The back of the quilt I decided to do scrappy in the middle with the black stars on the sides. I think it was the perfect choice to show of the extra pieces I had from my Halloween quilt.
Here is one more look at the front, I have to say this is one of my favorite quilts that I have been able to work on, and to thank all my sweet bees from the Bees Knees Quilting Bee!
I want to share one of my favoite halloween dinner recipes that I traditionally do every couple of years. It's called, "Dinner in a Pumpkin!"
Dinner in a Pumpkin
1 Small to Medium Pumpkin
1 lbs Hamburger or Turkey
Salt, Black Pepper, and Garlic Powder
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Onions
2 cups Cooked Rice
Preheat oven to 375° and lower rack in oven. Clean pumpkin and cut lid like you are going to make a Jack O' Latern. Clean out the pumpkin and set aside. Cook ground hamburger, once cooked then season to taste. Place onions in with hamburger and let it become translucent. Then place rest of ingredients into the pan and stir together. Then place mixture into pumpkin and place lid back onto the pumpkin. Place pumpkin onto cookie sheet and Bake 1 to 2 hours. It usually takes 2 hours to cook. Then place on platter and serve from the pumpkin. Serve with French Bread if desired.
Serves up to 4. Double as needed, but know it may increase your cooking time.
I've included this into the Blogger's Quilt Festival under the Scrappy Quilt's section. Please go in and vote for my quilt!