First Bloom Quilt with Little Witch

It’s Kelly Renay here of @byKellyRenay. I am so honored to be sharing my latest make with you today. Featuring the adorable Halloween collection, Little Witch, that Jennifer Long has graced us with.

Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. Maybe it’s because as a little girl I was scared of the dark and disliked going out to Trick or Treat. The only thing about the holiday that I enjoyed was decorating the house with Halloween decorations. So when I saw the Little Witch collection something about it drew me in. It might be that this collection pushes beyond the traditional Halloween colors by using rich jewel tones; burnt oranges, plums, teals, and grays. Which are made into really cute prints. One of those prints immediately became a favorite of mine. This fun print includes a rich plum background with tossed pumpkins and fall leaves. When thinking about what I wanted to make using the Little Witch collection I knew this print had to be one of the main fabrics.

After some thinking, I decided to make a baby sized quilt, from my First Bloom Quilt Pattern, which I could hang as decor in the living room. I selected 5 prints from the Little Witch collection that I thought best balanced out the colors from the Pumpkin Patch Purple fabric. Here’s the 5 fabrics I selected:

While planning out the fabric placement for the First Bloom quilt, I thought adding some appliquéd bats would add a nice Halloween flare to the quilt. I used the Confetti Cottons in Riley Black to add the appliqué elements. Want to make your own First Bloom Quilt, click here to purchase the pattern, and download the free bat appliqué templates below. 

Once, the First Bloom quilt top was complete I decided a baby quilt wouldn’t be complete without some baby dolls. So, I looked around for some patterns and selected these patterns from 10x2Studio (Zoe, Bat and Sparkle).

For Zoe, the doll, I again used my favorite print from the Little Witch collection, Pumpkin Patch Purple, for Zoe’s dress. For the body of Zoe I used the Confetti Cottons in Wheat. To add a little embellishment to the dress I added a little scalloped lace to the bottom hem. I also wanted to make a doll into a little witch like the name of the collection. So, I made a little witches hat using black felt. 

For the Bat doll I used the POParazzi in Black for its body and made a little outfit out of Spider Dots Jade from the Little Witch collection.

For Sparkle the Cat doll I used the Swiss Dot in Tone-on-Tone Black for the cats body and Confetti Cottons in Pink Dogwood for the inside of the cats ears. The cats outfits was made with the Lace Pumpkin from the Little Witch collection.

Both outfits for the Bat and Cat where custom made without a pattern.

Halloween might be a little over five months away but I’m really excited to decorate the house with this new adorable additions to our holiday decor. What will you be making with the Little Witch collection? We love seeing what you make! Please share with #LittleWitchFabric #iLoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns

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