For the past 10 years or so, we have curated a special VINTAGE HALLOWEEN fabric bundle that feature the oranges, greys, creams, and warm blacks we love, and add in a fun, recolored pattern to showcase it. Some prints are from our own collections, as well as a mix of other Moda fabric designers whose fabrics and colors lend to this vintage vibe.
We started doing this because I was never able to find a vintage retro feeling Halloween vibe that worked for me. I wanted it to be soft and romantic with just a nod to Halloween, but mostly that wonderful orange and black combination that I love so much.
The bundles were so popular that they inspired my first Halloween-feeling line, ALL HALLOW’S EVE. I think we all know that collection was a bit of a runaway hit and my most reprinted collection of the past twenty years of designing. A few years later, I followed it up with PUMPKINS & BLOSSOMS and this year – HARVEST MOON!
I always figure that you guys will be “all good” on the vintage Halloween vibe, but each year when I considered retiring the annual Halloween bundle, you guys convince me to offer it again. So that brings us here to 2023! Unfortunately, the 2023 bundles have already sold out, but I encourage you to dig through your stash and scraps, or use my latest collection HARVEST MOON, if you find inspiration from any of the below pattern remixes!
As I was putting together this post… honestly, I was a bit shocked at how many of my patterns we have remixed into retro Halloween versions over the years. Here is a little retrospective of some of the best ones through the years…and more to come in a PART TWO post!
This version was dreamt up by one of our Fig Tree gals, Megan, the moment she saw last year’s bundle. She used the Christmas Manor pattern, available via PAPER or PDF, and basically reimagined it as haunted mansions. They are so wonderfully spooky and fit her quilty vibe perfectly.
One of my all-time favorite blocks, the rolling stone block, done up in my favorite soft tones of oranges, tangerines, greys, and soft black. This is a personal favorite that I made with a bundle plus some stash favorites added in. It’s Halloween Blooms, available via PAPER or PDF.
County Fair available via PDF.
Lollipops available via PDF.
Feeling inspired?! We sure hope so! Be sure to stop back later this week for PART TWO!
See you then,