June Pumpkin

So why am I quilting pumpkins in June?  Well, this block design has been going around in my head for weeks.  I love the Fall colors and pumpkins.  And since our guild bi-annual quilt show is this October, I thought a pumpkin quilt would be just the thing.  So I thought I would start by making one block and see how it goes.

The pumpkin itself is pieced from strips to make it scrappy.   I created the stem and the black “border” (really a block within a block) with improvisational piecing to give it a wonky look.  I used machine applique (with a wide satin stitch) for the leaf and vine.  I also had some fun with the machine quilting.

This small wall hanging  will go in the silent auction at the show.   I’m hoping to make the quilt about twin sized.   I have a few other quilts I have designed (in my head) that I would like to make as well.   I’m not a very fast piecer, so we’ll see what happens.  I’ll post my progress and maybe that will keep me on track as the summer progresses.

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4 thoughts on “June Pumpkin

  1. Hi Pam. I am interested in making the June pumpkin wall hanging. Did you use a pattern or make it up as you went? Do you have any suggestions for me as I try and make it? Thanks. Jill

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    • Yes, it I something I designed myself. I had always intended to do a tutorial for my blog, but just never got around to it. I’m now setting a goal to do a blog post about it in the next couple of weeks–so check back!

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