Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and eighty-seven of that project.
What comes after changing aspen?
Why Halloween of course!
Here are two cute little Jack o’ Lanterns to celebrate the season.
Carving a pumpkin is a tradition that goes back a long time. The tradition of carving produce originated in Ireland.
There was a myth about a character called Stingy Jack. Jack had tricked the Devil for monetary gain. When he died God wouldn’t let him into heaven and the Devil wouldn’t let him into hell so Jack was sentenced to roam the earth for eternity.
In Ireland, people started to carve turnips into scary faces to frighten away Jack. When the Irish immigrants came to the USA they started carving pumpkins because pumpkins were native to the region.
My favorite part?
The roasted pumpkin seeds!