Going Batty! - FREE Bat Quilt Block Pattern

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is Halloween! Dozens of designers are sharing FREE quilt block patterns for you to sew!

I created a FREE pattern for a spooky bat!

FREE spooky bat quilt block


This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking the links, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

If you're new here, hello! I'm Laura! I design quilt patterns, and I'm a self-proclaimed deal hunter! Be sure to join the popular Quilting & Sewing Deals Facebook group where I post sales, deals, and coupon codes from all around the web!

The bat quilt block uses traditional piecing mixed with cathedral window techniques!

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

The bat block would be a fantastic addition to a Halloween-themed quilt, but you could also make many blocks for a Halloween throw sized quilt!

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

I couldn't resist making an orange and black bat right away!

I had a mottled orange fabric scrap in my stash, and I used Kona Chartreuse for the eyes and Painter's Palette Ebony for the bat. As usual, I pieced it with 50wt Aurifil #2605 Grey.

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

I absolutely love the unexpected way to use the cathedral window technique to make the curves in the wings and ears!

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

It's a clever way to get curves without actually piecing any curves! I used 50wt Aurifil #2692 Black for this.

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

I'm not sure I can resist making just one of these!

FREE spooky bat quilt block using the cathedral window technique

I love making Halloween quilts, so the purple/lime/orange quilt just might be put on the list to make this year! (See other Halloween quilts I've made here, here, here, and here!)

Ready to make your own??



I can't wait to see your bat blocks!

Be sure to save this post on Pinterest too!

FREE spooky bat quilt block

Find even more FREE Halloween quilt blocks from these other bloggers!

"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

14 comments:

  1. thank you and thanks for the tips on the wings

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the way you made the wings on the bat! That is a great pattern!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love that there is no curved piecing - this block is so clever!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great pattern! I did a Christmas tree like that and loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank your for the pattern and the tips. Used that technique in making heart quilt this spring in a sew along by Southwind Inspirations.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That was a clever way to use the cathedral window technique.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you for an extremely novel way of doing the bat wings!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your block, but I can't seem to find the free pattern. Could you please direct me to it? Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  9. signed up for the block but it isn't working

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so sorry it's not working for you! As soon as you submit your email address, it should automatically email you the link to the pdf. It likely goes to junk/spam/trash though, so you might have to hunt for it. If you still can't find it, please email me at Laura@sliceofpiquilts.com so I can try sending it to you directly.

      Delete
  10. I've requested this free block several times. Still haven't received. I think it's broken.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so sorry it's not working for you! As soon as you submit your email address, it should automatically email you the link to the pdf. It likely goes to junk/spam/trash though, so you might have to hunt for it. If you still can't find it, please email me at Laura@sliceofpiquilts.com so I can try sending it to you directly.

      Delete
  11. I can't seem to get this pattern, have entered my email several times. So disappointed

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so sorry it's not working for you! As soon as you submit your email address, it should automatically email you the link to the pdf. It likely goes to junk/spam/trash though, so you might have to hunt for it. If you still can't find it, please email me at Laura@sliceofpiquilts.com so I can try sending it to you directly.

      Delete

Thank you for visiting and for your comments! I try to reply to comments via email, so if you're expecting a response and don't hear from me, check if you're a no-reply blogger. Happy sewing!