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Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop

Thanks for joining me today for the Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop sponsored by Carla Henton from Creatin in the Sticks.

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This is my first time participating in a blog hop. I’ve been sewing for more than 50 years but started my quilting journey in 2010. The hop started on Monday and all of the projects I’ve seen have been amazing!
I absolutely adore all things fall, it is my favorite time of the year! I had several pumpkin related projects on my to do list so I was super excited when I saw Carla’s post about theΒ  Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop – the only requirement was to include a pumpkin somewhere in our project. – YAY!! πŸ™‚
Before I introduce you to my hop project I’d like to share a few other pumpkin goodiesΒ  I’ve made.
pumpkin - batik topper

pumpkin batik table runner

patchwork pumpkin tr 3

patchwork pumpkin tr 3

pumpkin - wonky star mini

pumpkin – wonky star mini

November 2017 wall hanging

November 2017 wall hanging

I participated in Carole’s From My Carolina HomeΒ  2018 Autumn Jubliee. I’ve got the quilt top finished….
autumn jubliee QAL borders

Autumn 2018 Jubliee QAL borders

My favorite quilt block is the log cabin block so for the blog hop I made both a pumpkin potholder (8 x 9 inches) and a mug rug ( 7 x 9 inches) — items I use daily :). Potholder has a pocket in the back.
I started with a 6 inch log cabin block, rounded the corners with 1.5 inch squares. Added stem, pieced leaf and finally borders. I enjoy sketching out designs, figuring the math and using fabric to bring the design to life — this time my plan worked πŸ™‚
Fall 2018 Pick A Pumpkin Finish

Fall 2018 Pick A Pumpkin Finish

I’d like to thank CarlaΒ  for hosting this festive event! Today is the last day of the blog hop.Β  Stop by the bloggers listed below to see their pumpkin goodies!

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59 thoughts on “Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop

  1. Your pumpkin projects are all wonderful, but I really adore the log cabin pumpkins! That’s a great idea to make them into a pot holder and a mug rug.

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  2. Christi on said:

    Your quilt is wonderful. I want to make one of these.

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  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs on said:

    I love your pot holder and mug rug project! And ALL of your pumpkins you shared! Your Autumn Jubilee quilt is gorgeous. I love the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing your punkins’!!

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  4. Such fun and fabulous projects!!!!!!!!! Happy Fall.

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  5. I love your pumpkin mug rug and pot holder. Anything pumpkin is great!

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  6. Your pumpkin quilts are spooktacular! I do like the mug rug, but I love your pieced pumpkin quilt top that is ready to be quilted. What a fun Blog Hop!!

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  7. You’ve got some really darling pumpkin projects under your belt, don’t you?! I love that you used the pumpkin from the Autumn Jubilee (I did, too!). That was fun! Your mug rug and potholder are both very cute!! πŸ™‚

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  8. lv2bquilting2 on said:

    Good morning Carla….I think all your projects are great, but am partial to the reversible table runner. I love making something that will serve 2 purposes, in this case, one side could be used for Halloween and the other for Thanksgiving. Also, the vivid colors in the little pumpkin wall hanging are fabulous. Enjoy your day.

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  9. You have a delightful pumpkin patch going on there! I love them all!

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  10. Great pumpkin projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Awesome pumpkin projects!!

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  12. Your pumpkins are wonderful and your finished Jubilee is really fabulous.

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  13. What a fun and fabulous collection of pumpkin projects! I really wish I had managed to get the Autumn Jubilee done…there’s next year I guess! LOL

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  14. Wonderful projects! I especially liked the log cabin potholders! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful pumpkin patch you have for us today! All your pumpkin projects are sew pretty. I particularly like the log cabin pumpkins. Thank you for sharing how to easily turn a log cabin block into a cute pumpkin block . I am definitely going to try this method. Welcome to the blog hop and I hope to see you joining again in the future … πŸ™‚ Pat

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  16. Wow! Lots of good ideas here! I love them all.

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  17. All of your projects are terrific both past ans present. Really like the use of the log cabin in the body of the pumpkin.

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  18. Kathy h on said:

    I love all your pumpkins. Beautiful projects.

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  19. Thanks for sharing lots of pumpkin inspiration! I do like the log cabin pumpkins. Great idea.

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  20. Karen McMahon on said:

    I love all your pumpkin projects! Your house must look so festive.

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  21. Your Autumn Jubilee quilt is stunning…wow! Those potholders wouldn’t get used at my house because they are way too pretty! LOL Thanks for sharing all your pumpkin goodness today.

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  22. Math is awesome πŸ™‚

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  23. Lj Meyers on said:

    Wow, you have quite an assortment of pumpkin projects – each one just as cute as can be. I will admit that the potholder/mug rug are my favorites. The log cabin block worked out so well and softening the corners was perfect. Thanks for sharing how you did yours.

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  24. Your projects are so perfectly planned and executed and have a contemporary feel that I like. Thank you for sharing all these fun pumpkins and thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop. You rocked your first hop and now you can definitely join in on more!

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  25. farmquilter on said:

    Your pumpkin projects are all so wonderful!! I love the mug rug and pot holder you made this year…I really love the log cabin pattern too!!!

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  26. Maryellen McAuliffe on said:

    Great projects.

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  27. Hi Karla! So so SO many wonderful pumpkin ideas. I really ADORE the 2017 wall hanging. I love the fabric and colors you chose, the quilting, the Give Thanks. Truly, that is just bea-uuuuuu-tiful. Did you do a tutorial on it back then?? I’ll have to go check your blog. Happy Happy FRIDAY! ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. Enjoy your peeps!

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  28. Colette on said:

    So many great pumpkin projects. Your pot holder/mug rug is very cute.

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  29. Love all your beautiful projects, but the log cabin pumpkins are awesome!

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  30. Love your newest pumpkin project, the log cabins. Log cabins are a favourite block of mine. And great job on your first blog hop.

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