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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 the  Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop – the only requirement was to include a pumpkin somewhere in our project. – YAY!! 🙂
Before I introduce you to my hop project I’d like to share a few other pumpkin goodies  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 Home  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 🙂
Fall 2018 Pick A Pumpkin Finish

Fall 2018 Pick A Pumpkin Finish

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

Feeling Fall

Happy Monday!

I love fall! I love the rich palette of colors from sunflowers, leaves, mums, and pumpkins!

I’ve had making a pumpkin quilt or table runner on my to do list for quite awhile. I was delighted to find several great patterns to inspire and motivate me to sew. This year I finally can check pumpkin off my to do list 🙂

This first table runner I made using Amy Smart’s patchwork pumpkin tutorial found here. My wonderful daughter in law is kind enough to display my quilty gifts in their home. I used soft orange cotton prints and grey linen as the background to match their decor. The tutorial was well written making it a quick project to complete, I even got to practice  stippling!  The runner measures 15 x 57 inches.

 

One of my favorite blogs Freemotion by the River hosted by Connie shared a pumpkin quilt block tutorial on September 17 and I made mine the same day.  Connie loves batiks as much as I do so I made another table runner using batiks 🙂  You can find the tutorial here.  Connie has lots of wonderful projects on her site and her directions are well written with lots of pictures. My runner measures 14 x 30 and looks great on my coffee table.

pumpkin - batik topper

pumpkin batik table runner

 

Using Connie’s basic layout I came up with a couple of projects on my own.

Mini Quilt – White Pumpkin and wonky star with a little embroidery! Mini quilt measures 11 x 13 inches. Not crazy about my leaf design but it will do for now.

pumpkin - wonky star mini

pumpkin – wonky star mini

 

Mini Charm Pack Pumpkin Placemat – my goal was to create a 12 x 18 placemat. I like the pumpkin shape using Sandy Gervais’ Hello Fall mini charm pack and happier with this leaf design. I don’t like the cream background fabric — looks plain.  What do you think?  I’ll probably take it apart….but once I get it together I plan on writing a tutorial to share.

pumpkin - placemat wip

pumpkin – placemat wip

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my pumpkin obsession!

Linking with Beth from Main Crush Monday — be sure to stop by to see what others are creating!

 

 

 

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