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.
That is sooo cute!! -Jamie
Thanks. It was fun. I have a lot of orange prints in my stash and this pumpkin helps me put them to good use.
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
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!