An (almost) finished Pumpkin quilt

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

This quilt still needs a binding…but just pretend the binding is there because you and I both know it won’t be sewn on for another week, and I couldn’t wait to post this quilt.   Jane finally realized she likes getting her picture taken without me having to bribe her with 15 suckers every time I take a picture.   She’s so much fun…and also a total nightmare to take to the grocery store (Walmart pickup is LIFE CHANGING).  Also she still sort of smells like a baby and I LOVE IT.  

Oh yeah Pumpkins…

I love how this turned out with the cream polka dot background!  

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

Oh a whim I decided to quilt it myself and use the green plaid from my Hazel fabric line for the backing.  Quilting while listening to audiobooks and podcasts has got to be one of my favorite things ever (this and this were fun audiobooks I “checked out” from my library).  

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

I hung my other Pumpkins quilt in the dining/homework doing room for fall. 

It’s very orange…it literally glows from the kitchen.   It almost hurts my eyes in full daylight LOL.

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

Speaking of homework… my Ben is in Middle School this year (yikes!).  

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

The background fabric I used is the Riley Blake cream and black swiss dot.  The oranges are a big mix from my stash, but if you want to know the name of a particular print just put it in the comments, most of them I know.  Info about my other older Pumpkins quilt can be found here Pattern can be found here.  

Happy fall finally! 

 

 

 

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Pumpkins Quilt take 2

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

I caught the Pumpkins bug from seeing all the amazing Pumpkins Quilts on Instagram here.

My first Pumpkins quilt travels around to hang in shops this time of year…so I need one to keep at home.  Preferably with a soft fuzzy backing! 

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

This time I’m going to use more oranges to make it scrappy, and I’m using this cream and black swiss dot fabric by Riley Blake as the background.   Last time I used the Moda Crossweave in Graphite, and I’m still torn whether I like the dark or light backgrounds best with this quilt! 

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

If you catch the Pumpkins bug too, the PDF of the pattern can be found here, Paper version can be found here

 The Mini Pumpkins PDF can be found here, Paper version can be found here.   

Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

There is no such thing as too many pumpkins this time of year! 

Except last year I tried the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios…they were super gross (sorry Cheerios).  So besides in my food…give me all the pumpkins!  

 

 

 

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Summer Scout

Scout Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Thank you for the kind comments on my last post…and for continuing to read and visit this blog!  

In between Summer whizzing by, I’ve managed a tiny bit of sewing.  I finished this quilt last week and it  went straight to the top of my favorites I’ve made this year.  

Scout Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I used the Scout pattern in the Crib Size, which is still a generous 49″ x 52″.  The pattern only calls for 10 cuts of fabric for the columns, but I cut the strips from 14 or 15 different solids.  I also substituted the neutral background fabric for this older Leah Duncan floral print I used on this quilt.

Despite looking like a hard quilt to make, this actually goes together easily with strip piecing.  As I was making it, I was trying to remember how on earth I figured out this pattern in the first place..I must have been smarter back then!  

Scout Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

I didn’t want to cover the solid fabrics in quilting, so I stitched in the ditch (here is a video if you are new to stitching in the ditch!).  I’m not great at stitching in the ditch, but I used an aqua thread that hides fairly well on most of the solids.  It still looks good despite me “jumping out of the ditch” on most of it!  

Scout Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

The PDF version of the Scout pattern can be found here, the Paper version can be found here.   

ps.  If you want to see a version of this quilt without the sashing strips…here is one I made years ago that is still a favorite.  Also here are photos of the throw size pattern version.  Happy Scouting! 

 

 

 

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