Hey Boo Quilt Alongs

Monster Mash Quilt Along: Block 1 “Haunted House”

Welcome to the Monster Mash Quilt Along, I’m so glad you’re here! If this is the first you’re hearing about it, you’ll want to visit my intro to Monster Mash blog post HERE. In a nutshell, we are sewing up a frightfully fun Halloween sampler quilt using some of the most popular blocks from my Hey Boo collection that just arrived to shops in April. Here’s a quick peek at the overall quilt:

Monster Mash Halloween quilt sampler in Hey Boo fabric by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
“Monster Mash” sampler quilt in Hey Boo fabric by Lella Boutique

Block 1: “Haunted House”

Today we are kicking things off with Block 1, the “Haunted House” block!

Monster Mash Quilt Along Block 1: Haunted House by Lella Boutique. Download the block pattern here!

We’re starting out with the “Haunted House” block for good reason… you will need to make (4) of these little darlings for your sampler. You get to decide now how to best tackle those. Some of you overachievers will crank them all out in a week; others may choose to space them out over the next few months at a more deliberate pace. There is no right or wrong way, just whatever makes sense for you and your schedule. Here’s a closer look at the 4 colorways of the block:

The Fabric

Fabric is Hey Boo by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, as well as the coordinating Moda Bella solids. (For these “Haunted House” blocks, I used 9900 62 “Rose,” 9900 335 “Princess,” and 9900 284 “Charcoal.”) If you are looking for a kit, reach out to your favorite local or online store! I know many are offering the kits, and there’s a good chance they will sell out quickly. You can access the full materials list for Monster Mash here. Finished blocks are 16″ x 16″ and finished quilt is 76-1/2″ x 76-1/2″.

To make the “Haunted House” blocks, here’s what you’ll need to make per block:

  • (1) fat quarter background print
  • (1) fat eighth house print
  • (1) fat eighth roof/door print (I mixed and matched the combinations between the 4 blocks)
  • (1) scrap 4-1/2″ x 9″ window print

The Pattern

There are a couple ways to access the Block 1 “Haunted House” pattern instructions. (If you have a kit, check to see if the patterns are already included.)

  • OPTION 2: is a “Haunted House” single block PDF download available on my site:

Cutting Hints

IF USING THE “GHOST TOWN” PATTERN, refer to page #3 under “Block Assembly.” Step #1 lists exactly what you need to make (1) Haunted House block. Easy peasy. Cutting diagrams for background/house/roof/door print are back on page 1. FOR THE WINDOW PRINT CUTTING, however, the easiest thing to do is go back to the list on page #3 and cut (2) LL rectangles, (3) MM squares, and (1) OO rectangle according to the list, per block.

IF USING THE “HAUNTED HOUSE” SINGLE BLOCK DOWNLOAD: no special notes, just follow the pattern instructions.

Piecing Tips

At the end of each step in the piecing instructions, I list the measurements of the unit. This important to check when working with small pieces (i.e. when piecing the windows, chimney, etc.). It’s here that I’ve noticed the biggest discrepancies can appear. If you find your units not measuring correctly in those steps, check your seam allowance accuracy.

Other than that, there are no fancy techniques used to piece this block. We’re just sewing a bunch of squares and rectangles together! If any questions pop up, please leave a comment below. Chances are, if you have a question, someone else will too!

Monster Mash Quilt Along Block 1: Haunted House by Lella Boutique. Download the block pattern here!

The Prize

You know I wouldn’t forget about prizes! For Block 1, I’m giving away a fat quarter bundle of Magic Dot + all the new Magic Dot quilt patterns. To enter, just be sure to post a picture of your progress of Block 1 “Haunted House” on social media with the hashtag #MonsterMashQuiltAlong. I’ll announce a winner before the next block release on 6.5.24!

I hope you all have fun making your “Haunted House” blocks!

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  1. Michelle Combs

    May 8, 2024 at 5:08 am

    I’ve been so looking forward to this, I can’t wait to get started!!😊 Is the first Bella solid 9900-147 Coral or 9900-62 Rose?

    1. Vanessa

      May 8, 2024 at 7:26 am

      It’s Rose! The “Coral” one is the orange color

      1. Michelle Combs

        May 8, 2024 at 7:58 am

        That’s what I thought but wanted to confirm – the instructions above say Coral 🙂 Thank you!!

  2. Modalissa

    May 8, 2024 at 10:27 am


  3. Joan

    May 8, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you for starting this now while we still have a chance to finish – and get REALLY good deals o Halloween fabric!

  4. Cynthia Beard

    May 8, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    So excited to make this adorable quilt. My 2 year old granddaughter is Frankie Rose so I was ecstatic to see this quilt along!!

  5. Kim Klos

    May 12, 2024 at 5:47 am

    Love the fabric and love the sampler pattern. Two of my haunted houses are done. Working on the third.

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