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Halloween Mini Quilts

I'm not usually a huge Halloween fan, but my kids love it so I decided to make them each a mini haunted house wall hanging for their rooms this year! I used the Mini Cottage quilt pattern from Melissa Mortenson at Polka Dot Chair. I've made this pattern before, but this time I put a Halloween spin to it, using Art Gallery's Spooky 'n Sweeter fabric line.
This fabric is perfect for fussy cutting, and I love how each little window of the houses offers a different spooky surprise.
I quilted each house with a simple serpentine stitch to give them lots of movement and texture. This wavy stitch is becoming a favorite quilting technique of mine...it's fast and easy but effective in adding lots of texture while still giving the quilt a soft drape.
My kids are excited to hang these in their rooms! Mini wall hangings are a great way to add some holiday spirit to a room without the much larger time commitment of a full quilt. And I really love that the look of Melissa's Mini Cottage pattern can be completely changed just based on the fabric choices. I'm thinking of making my kids Christmas Mini Cottages next!

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