JACK-O’-LANTERN FREE-MOTION QUILTING
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to carve (or quilt) our pumpkins into Jack-O’-Lanterns. For hundreds of years, people have been carving scary faces into turnips, potatoes and pumpkins. The practice began in Ireland with a folktale about a man named Stingy Jack who tricked the Devil and was cursed to roam the Earth with only a coal in a carved-out turnip to light his way. Irish immigrants in the United States found that pumpkins were the perfect fruit to carry on their Halloween tradition. Now we can begin a new tradition by quilting our Jack-O’-Lanterns with this adorable new motif!