Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Halloween - Candy Corn

Halloween is fast approaching but there's still plenty of time to make a spooky quilt! And to make it easy, the members of Quilt Block Mania have designed a wide variety of FREE Halloween themed quilt blocks this month.

29 halloween themed quilt blocks from Quilt Block Mania

I love Fall and Halloween, mainly because of the colors. It's so hard for me to resist orange, yellow, red, purple, rust, brown, bright green, sky blue, and black. I think it stems from growing up in Vermont and Maine, and having views like this - oh so gorgeous!

fall foliage by a lake

So, when the Quilt Block Mania September block theme of Halloween came up, I said Heck Ya! and signed myself up.

Check out the list of other designers and the blocks they created to make a terrific Halloween themed quilt:

"Which Hat?" at Pretty Piney
Black Cat at Inquiring Quilter
Ring of Pumpkins at Always Expect Moore
Haunted House at Powered by Quilting
Three Treats at Sew Brainy
Bat at Slice of Pi Quilts
Day of the Dead Skull at Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Gypsy Wagon Fortune Teller at Orange Blossom Quilt
Monster at Seams to be Sew
Patchwork Pumpkin at Quilted Diary
Stacked Pumpkins at Perkins Dry Goods
Spooky Star at Block of the Mo .com
Leaf Ghost at Off the Wall Quilt
Leaf and Vine at Quilt Moments
Frankenstein at Around the Bobbin
Bat by Heidi Pridemore
Candy Corn by Quilt Fabrication
Dark night by Cotton Street Commons
Pumpkin by Sew on the Go
Pumpkin and Bat by ScrapDash
Pumpkin Chain by Stash Bandit
Happy Jack-o-lantern by Patti's Patchwork
Foundation Pieced Creepy Eyes by Amarar Creacions
Spooky Trees by Aunt Em's Quilts
Upside Down Witch by Appliques Quilts and More
Scaredy Kitty by Tacy Gray
Sun-Boo-Net Sue by Blue Bear Quilts
Spider by Oh Kay Quilting
Candy, Pumpkins, and Witch Hat by Utah Quilt Appraiser

Quite the variety, right? I went with that traditional Halloween favorite, Candy Corn!

four candy corn quilt blocks rotated to make one large block by QuiltFabrication

This block measures a finished size of 12" x 12", and is composed of four 6" blocks. Broken apart, each 6" block of candy corn has the possibility of placement in a wide variety of settings - it's all up to the imagination.

So that our blocks all coordinate in color to make a quilt, our palette theme for the Halloween blocks was based on this picture and palette from Design Seeds.

halloween hues palette from Design Seeds

Those are the colors I used in the drawings and in the pattern, though in real life, I made my candy corn with a brighter orange and yellow, and switched the background from black to purple. All that purple discussion in Purple vs Indigo vs Violet rubbed off on me!

Here's my real life version of Halloween Candy Corn.

four yellow orange white candy corn quilt blocks with purple background by QuiltFabrication

Makes me want to grab one!

The Halloween Candy Corn free pattern link will be included in my September 22nd newsletter for those who have already signed up to receive the QFAb Monthly - no need to sign up again. 

For those who haven't signed up, do so below to get your free pattern for the month of September. 

Once you submit your email address, look for a welcome email from me, QuiltFabrication, containing the link to download the Halloween Candy Corn pattern. Then check your inbox toward the end of each month for a QuiltFabrication newsletter, the QFab Monthly, full of highlights from the month, quilting tips, links to free patterns, and sneak peeks of upcoming projects.

In downloading the pattern, you agree not to share the file with others, but direct them to the QuiltFabrication.com/Halloween Candy Corn post. Feel free to tell others about QuiltFabrication and become a follower yourself through any or all of the following: direct delivery of posts to your inbox, or by following on Bloglovin, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

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Happy Halloween!


  1. Love the Purple and all the colors of the corn. You are the BEST at color!

  2. Candy Corn is one of my favorite things about Halloween! I love that you turned it into a quilt block!

  3. This is a really fun block - and so many others to look at!

  4. I have tried to sign up for the Candy Corn block several times and keep getting a message that my info is wrong. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Thank you.

    1. The link to the candy corn will be in the next newsletter, which you have signed up to receive.

  5. Such a great memory block, Susan, and the idea of using the 6" blocks tumbling across a table runner is gaining momentum in my head!


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