I decided to start early since I didn't have any thing in mind to do. So, I spent a good deal of time going through quilting books and magazines in my stash. Finally I came upon an idea I liked.
I am particularly fond of fall, so decided to do something with pumpkins and leaves. Rather than square off the lower section of my piece I thought rounding it was a nice idea.
So I have all my leaves on it and I was ready to spray baste it onto my back ground and begin the quilting process. I knew that I would quilt curved lines in the pumpkin to shape it and veins in the leaves, but I was not sure what to do in the blank areas. My husband suggested quilting acorns. So I search through a number of quilting idea books I have and happened on to just what I needed.
Here was what I found. I traced it onto gold paper and sewed right through the paper on the traced lines. Worked great! However, this particular acorn worked good for some of the large space, but not the smaller. You do have to admit a great computer printer/copier with the ability to shrink or enlarge is a wonderful tool. I just copied the acorn at 80%.
And here it is all done. Hopefully you can see the quilting on the leaves and pumpkin, plus those cute acorns.
Love the leaves. Hmm, I'll have to try printing designs for quilting.ReplyDelete
Lovely project! You husband's idea is great ;)ReplyDelete
Hi Doonalee! What a clever project, and those quilting lines in the pumpkin really make it sing. It's too hard to see the acorns in your background (darn it) but that's a great idea. This is a fun project. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! Love it! The polka dot binding is perfect too!ReplyDelete
Your wall hanging looks great, Donna! I'm really intrigued by your guild's Blocks On the Move project. I recently became the Community Education Chair of our quilt guild in Charlotte, NC after the position had been vacant for several years, and I'm looking for ideas. Could you possibly tell me more about what your guild is doing with these challenge projects, or put me in touch with the person who handles this program for your guild? I'm interested in seeing what the portable display racks look like and their dimensions as well as how the venues for display were chosen, whether someone is on site with the projects to answer questions and provide information in person or whether there is a sign or poster or something with information about your guild, how many pieces are out on display at once, how often projects are rotated out, etc. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Lovely! It looks great with the rounded corners.ReplyDelete
looks great! my guild just finished a QOV challenge. We are also searching for ideas of venues to display to promote the guild. Thanks for sharing your information!ReplyDelete
Challenge well met!! What an interesting use of the resulting quilts. Would it be ok if I share your Quilts on the Move idea with my Guild? It sounds like a wonderful outreach program!ReplyDelete
Your interpretation of the challenge and your execution, both excellent! I was thinking like Joy, I'd like to recommend a similar program to our guild.ReplyDelete
Lovely project !ReplyDelete
What a great idea it is to have a travelling display so the community can enjoy your creativity!ReplyDelete
Lovely fall project!
Enjoy your hand stitching today!
Oh, I just love how you added those vines in the pumpkin! The printer is great at shrinking to sizes we need - or making bigger!ReplyDelete
Very cute! I love my printer copier when it comes to quilting. It's nice that our family members help us out when we arent sure too!ReplyDelete
I love this so much! Your pumpkin is fantastic, and those acorns are so perfect to add in the quilting! Lovely!ReplyDelete
turned out so awesome!!ReplyDelete