Have you ever started reading a good book and you neglect everything else in your life until it’s finished???
That was this quilt. I fed my family waffles and eggs for dinner until it was done and literally did nothing else but sew during every baby sleeping time.
I wanted to make a pumpkin quilt, but not a Halloween quilt…more like something I could leave out until Christmas. So my pumpkin quilt was designed, pieced, and finished within just a few days.
I told you…waffles and eggs…I couldn’t stop with the pumpkin quilt!
I’m pretty in love with it.
I used a Moda Crossweave for the background. It was my first time using the crossweave as a sashing…and honestly I wouldn’t recommend it even though it’s beautiful. It’s a bit stretchy…and getting everything lined up and perfect made me a bit nutso. Instead I would use a cotton with a linen look, and save the cross weave for smaller areas.
I’ll link to the fabrics I used at the bottom of this post.
I used this 108″ backing. Isn’t it perfect for a fall-ish Thanksgiving quilt?! I quilted it myself with a gray thread to match the background.
Wilson (the cat) isn’t allowed inside the main area of our home because my son is allergic…but he snuck in yesterday morning and I found him in the afternoon cuddled up asleep on the pumpkin quilt. Obviously I couldn’t wake him up…just look at that fuzzy sweet face!
There are oodles of pumpkin patterns and blocks out there already, so I debated whether or not to write this up, but I did it anyways…mostly for my Mom (she made the cutest pumpkin pillow to go with it!).
Here are links to the fabrics I used in this quilt:
Oranges: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and the others were from my stash (the floral is from Fig Tree quilts Farmhouse collection, the orange Pez print is hard to find but by American Jane for Moda, the light/white orange is Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander).
Have a great weekend!