First Bloom Quilt... featuring Little Witch

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 for Riley Blake Designs.Little Witch fabric selectionPersonally, 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, that 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.First Bloom Quilt using the Little Witch fabric collection from Riley Blake DesignsAfter 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:

First Bloom Quilt with Bat Appliques

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 click here to download the free bat appliqué templates. 

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).

Dolls made from 10x2 Studio Pattern with Little Witch fabric

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.Baby Dolls laying on First Bloom Quilt made with Little Witch fabric collection by Riley Blake DesignsHalloween might be a little over four months away but I’m really excited to decorate the house with this new adorable additions to our holiday decor. Will you be making anything with the Little Witch collection? First Bloom Quilt by Kelly Renay made with the Little Witch collection by Jennifer Long for Riley Blake Designs

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