Miss Farrah Appliqué Quilt... Free Pattern

Today, I'm sharing a FREE PDF download I made about a month ago, Miss Farrah the Friendly Witchyboo, a halloween appliqué quilt.

Miss Farrah is the cutest, most fun and friendliest non-spooky Halloween mashup! She may not spook, but she is surely spooktacular! This ghostly witch is certain to put a magical spell on you, or at least make you smile with Halloween delight.

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Now a little bit about, Miss Farrah...

Miss Farrah the Friendly Witchyboo came to me one night a couple of months ago. The idea for a Halloween witchy ghost just popped into my mind and had to get out onto paper. I grabbed my quilt pattern sketchbook and quickly got out my little idea. 

Miss Farrah Appliqué Quilt Concept Sketch

Once, I sat back and thought about constructing this witchy ghost, appliqué came to mind.
For a few years, I’ve been wanting to try appliqué but just hadn't taken the time to. And, the timing just felt right to create this Halloween mashup of cuteness! 
Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Concept Illustration

At the time I was preparing for my Flitter Flutter quilt pattern release and wasn't ready to jump into my next planned quilt pattern design. So, a few days later when I was at my local quilt shop picking up my Flitter Flutter quilt from their long-arm service, I couldn’t help but look around at the fabric.

I’ve never been a real fan of Halloween, in all honesty it’s probably my least favorite holiday. But, for some reason I really wanted to make this cute witchy Halloween ghost. While at the quilt shop, I selected an array of fabrics, some traditional halloween and some non-traditional.

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Fabric SelectionI of course went with the non-traditional selection. During that selection process, I couldn’t decide on which background fabric color I wanted, so I purchased both to choose the right one later on. 

I also got a few additional supplies for the appliqué; Steam-A-Seam2 and a pair of Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors.

 

First, I began by tracing Miss Farrah's pieces onto the paper side of the fusible web, Steam-A-Seam2.

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Background Fabric AuditionOnce I had fused a few of the appliqué pieces to my fabric picks, I laid out the larger appliqué pieces to audition the background fabric selections. 

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt PiecesWith the help of an Instagram vote, I picked the blue for the background fabric as it mimics the night sky.

After deciding on the background color, I finished fusing the smaller appliqué pieces.

Decorative Stitches Test Sampler Piece

Then, before sewing the decorative stitches onto the edges of Miss Farrah's appliqué pieces, I made a sampler piece with test decorative stitches to help pick from. 

While testing the decorative stitches, I took notes on the stitches number, width and length, to reference once I was ready.

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Thread Selection

Next, I wanted to keep the thread colors the same as the fabrics. Surprisingly, I had threads that matched my fabric selections in my stash.

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Decorative Stitches

Now, the fun part of sewing the decorative stitches! I started with Miss Farrah's eyes, nose and mouth. It took a little bit of a learning curve to figure out where to pivot to get the stitches all the way around the mouth correctly. Because the stitches needed to overlap each other a little at the pivot points or there would be blank spots. 

Note: Using a Tearaway Stabilizer is highly recommended while doing decorative stitches.

YAY! Miss Farrah's decorative stitches are about half way complete.

Miss Farrah Appliqué Quilt Quilting Design

After all of Miss Farrah's decorative stitches where complete, I began planning out the quilting design.

Of course I couldn't pick an easy quilting design!

I made my quilting sandwich of backing fabric, batting and appliqué quilt top. Then, pin basted about every 4".

First, I stitched in the ditch around all the pieces. Then, I stitched within the pieces and lastly on the background fabric around Miss Farrah.

To finish the quilt, I bound and washed it, to get that lovely crinkled look.

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Pattern Details...

Finished Quilt Size: 28 x 28"

Materials Needed:

  • 28x28" (approximately 7/8 Yard) - Background Fabric
  • A Fat Quarter - Ghost Fabric
  • A Fat Quarter - Witches Hat Fabric
  • 7 Fat Eighthes (or scraps) - Assorted Fabrics (needed for the spider, bat, band-aids, eyes/nose/mouth, Frankenstein bolts, hat highlight/hat under-brim, and hat band)
  • 1/4 Yard - Binding Fabric
  • 30x30" (approximately 7/8 Yard) - Backing Fabric
  • 29x29" - Batting

Additional Supplies:

  • Fusible Web
  • Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Ruler
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sewing Machine (if not hand sewing)
  • Variety of Thread Colors

Now, are you ready to make your own Miss Farrah? Grab your FREE PDF download by simply filling out the form below to sign-up for my newsletter. Don't worry, I'll only send you important news and updates!

 

I can't wait to your Miss Farrah the Friendly Witchyboo Halloween Appliqué Quilt! Please share your creation by tagging me @byKellyRenay on Instagram!

Miss Farrah Applique Quilt Closeup


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