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Thursday, September 17, 2020

October Treat ~ Quilt Archaeology Reveal!

I'm so jazzed!!  Today is the day I can reveal my new Quilt Archaeology sew along project, called October Treat!

This sweet antique is the quilt (or quilt block) that inspired me.  It has a lot of wonderful elements to it and was fun to play with.  While this little gem is very versatile, it always spoke "Halloween" to me!  
Quilt Archaeology ~ October Treat ~ Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts
I took a little creative license with this quilt as I added a small black star inside the larger black star.  The original antique only has one star.  If you prefer just one star, you can certainly cut a plain square for the center of the large star.  I thought it was more dramatic with two stars, and LOVE the cheddar and black fabric combo!

Halloween is one of my favorite home-decor times of year, and I'm working on growing my collection of Halloween quilts.
I hope you love this little quilt as much as I do!!  And as with every Quilt Archaeology sew along, I offer a FREE quilt kit with a qualifying order!!!!!  

YES....FREE FREE, FREE!  And....there's a change on how I'm doing things this time...and I think you'll really like it!  So, grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and read the details below.  This is gonna be SO FUN!! 

Beginning right now, and thru Sunday night, Sept 20th, place an order of $35 or more (shipping not included) on my website for anything you'd like, and you will receive a kit for October Treat free, free, free!! 

Now, normally, this is where I post the yardage requirements for those folks wanting to use their own fabric.  And, you can certainly use your own fabrics.  But, this time, I am offering a FREE pdf download of the pattern!  Yardage, cutting instructions and directions!

I will still sew along with you, giving you any hints and tips along the way, but if you want to have it all cut up, and ready to go, this will help you.  

You will find my October Treat download, and all future downloads, on my website here.
You will go through the shopping cart, and not pay any money, or shipping.  You will receive an email containing the pattern download link.  That's it!  Easy Peasy!

I highly recommend preparing your fabric yardage with spray starch or sizing.  This helps immensely with every step of piecing.  No special rulers are required to make this quilt.

In case you're in the mood for more Fall quilts.....

Here is Cobbler's Crossing.  I have just two kits left...or you can order the pattern alone, of course.

This is Past & Present.....

The ever popular Waltzing Leaves...

And, the newest addition....Hallow's 
Eve, one of many lovely quilts in my 
Vintage Treasures book. 

It won't be hard to qualify for a free October Treat kit.  Just place an order for $35 or more (shipping not included) on my website, and I will automatically pack your kit with your order!  

I will have your orders packed and shipped just as quickly as I can.  I am very excited to begin our sew along!

The first instruction for October Treat will begin Friday, October 2nd and run four consecutive weeks, ending Friday October 23rd.   Just in time for our spooky holiday!  

It's so important for me to thank each and every one of you for supporting my little business.  I know you have many, many choices for quilting goodies, and I appreciate each and every order, email and social media comment.  This free little kit and pattern is my way of thanking you for allowing me to keep on creating the things we love.  So...a big, heartfelt THANK YOU to all!!  

Let's get ready for our new sew along!  Click here to go shopping! 

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Be well, my friends....keep on stitching!


  1. That is a treasure indeed! So sweet.

  2. Oops!~ when I follow your link to order to get a free kit, it says to order October 18-20...not September. ;)

  3. I love it Pam!!! And love the additional star, you can never have too many stars in your quilt in my book!!

  4. What a darling little quilt! It's the perfect size for my table center piece and will look good made in any seasonal fabrics. Thank you for your time creating this little gift!!

  5. What a sweet quilt and sweet offer! Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

  6. thanks for another great free pattern love your patterns and fabric

  7. Thank you, Pam! I have downloaded the pattern with good intentions. We'll see if I get any farther than that. LOL
    I really like your interpretation of the original, with the star within a star.