Halloween Series – Barn Bat Mini Quilt

Halloween Series – Barn Bat Mini Quilt
October 15, 2013 nicole


Has the cold front hit where you live yet? I am sitting here under a quilt in my living room…during the day and loving it!

For today’s Halloween Series post I am sharing a mini quilt I recently made using a fabulous tutorial on Elizabeth Hartman’s Blog Oh Fransson!Barn Bats Block Tutorial. You may know her from her blog or from her amazing quilting books: Modern Patchwork & The Practical Guide to Patchwork.

bats1The tutorial was very easy to follow and I had a great time making my first mini quilt, I can see some more mini’s in my future!

The fabric used for the Barn Bat Mini Quilt:

  • Timeless Treasures Soho Solids in Black
  • Timeless Treasures Bats in White, Orange and Purple
  • Robert Kaufman Clown Stripe in Black and White


I used a straight line quilting technique and did a grid pattern over the entire mini quilt, I love the texture a good grid pattern makes on a quilt.

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Linking up with Quilt Story and Fabric Tuesdays 🙂

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Comments (10)

  1. Christa Quilts 5 years ago

    What a fun Halloween quilt!

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    nicole 5 years ago

    Thank you so much Christa!! I had so much fun making it…if it was full size, probably not so much fun – HA!

  3. Sarah @ Quilt Candy 5 years ago

    Oh wow this quilt is just so much fun and soooo clever! I love the quilting too, it goes perfectly with this quilt. Fab work!

  4. Janine 5 years ago

    Great quilt – very spooky!

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    nicole 5 years ago

    Sarah, you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind comment, this little guy was such a pleasure to make.

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    nicole 5 years ago

    Thank you Janine! So nice of you to stop by and for your nice comment – found your blog over at Fabric Tuesday….love your work!

  7. Meia Ameruddin 5 years ago

    Oh, I love the bats! It’s so awesome!

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    nicole 5 years ago

    Thank you Meia! I love the little bats on the fabric, works out perfectly for the bat shapes. Such a fun pattern, you should give it a try 🙂

  9. Carolyn Buck 5 years ago

    Approximately how much fabric did you need for the individual patterns? I love this. I had already decided to make the one you referred us to, but I like the fabrics you used.

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    nicole 5 years ago

    Hi Carolyn, I wish I was better at adding up to see how much fabric was used – I started with a nice stack of strips cut 2.5″ x 7.5″ not knowing how exactly I was going to place the colors. Total 2.5″ x 7.5″ strips cut for the front equal 54 – 28 black strips, 10 white bat strips, 8 orange bat strips, 8 purple bat strips were used. Each bat is made from 2 strips joining together if that helps with your calculations. Hope this helps!

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