Last week I won a half yard of fabric at my local quilt store on their Bingo game. You have to take your card in and show them it and then decided on your free half yard of fabric. Well, that means you do a bit of shopping. With all the Blogs online full of wonderful pumpkin projects I found I could not resist picking up some pretty fabrics for a project or two.Our oldest daughter plans on being here visiting for a few days later this month. Her birthday is on the 21st, so I though it would be fun to make her a runner and celebrate in person.
I cut out the pieces of the pattern and got the runner together and got a start on quilting the pumpkins. I used 12 weight thread and got started on them. Managing the quilting lines became a bit of an issue. I am not great at free hand so needed some help. However, I didn't have any type of rulers or templates that worked at all.
I do have just a little bit of finish quilting. I plan on just adding a little bit of curly vines in green thread to the stems of each pumpkin.
Our weather has cooled down a good deal. But, it really is a dog's life despite the below 70 degree afternoon temperatures. Zoey found the perfect place for a nice nap in the afternoon sun in our bedroom in front of the sliding glass doors.
Love the pumpkin. Great quilting and love the idea of the vines.ReplyDelete
Such a fabulous pumpkin! Love the fabrics you have chosen for the runner. The quilting on the pumpkins is very cool. Goodness, you are going to be busy with those charity quilts....how fabulous!ReplyDelete
Oh Donna, I love your Three Pumpkin Runner! Nice touches with the stitching too. How kind you are to donate to charities too. :)ReplyDelete
Cute pumpkins! Your daughter should love it. Great work of all you ladies to get these quilts organized for donation.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Pumpkin table runner. Your daughter will
love it. Zoey looks so comfy and warm. Have
a great day!
Love your runner and the quilting is very cool, the vines was also a great idea. 255 quilts is an amazing achievement!!ReplyDelete
Such a cute pumpkin runner! Necessity is the mother of invention…using your kitchen ware for curves! Brilliant! That’s a lot of quilts donated! Good for you and your group!ReplyDelete
WOW, that is a LOT of charity quilts! Awesome!ReplyDelete
That runner is so cute, and the embroidery is just icing on the cake. Zoey looks like the picture of bliss. :) Congratulations to your charity group - 255 is a lot of quilts!ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking to To Do Tuesday!
Love the pumpkins too. Beautiful and so is Zoey.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches to Zoey. ♥
I liked the picture of Zoey in the sunshine. My dog is doing the same thing during these 70 degree days, she finds a bit of sunshine to nap in. Your fabric picks for the table runner are so pretty together. Good choices. And you used the curves of the kitchen bowls just right. Like the stem curly stitches too. I love it when a project comes together so beautifully. Good job!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh - totally love those pumpkins!! and wow!! what great quilts being flung out to love!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for also linking up to Finished ( or not) Friday!! Love having you here!
The pumpkin runner looks great, as does Zoey snoozing in the sunshine. She must have had a busy morning to need an afternoon nap! Your quilting group really excelled in making all those donation quilts, congratulations, I'm sure there are some of yours amongst the 255!ReplyDelete
That's a lot of love in the back of that car!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!
good job on improvising what you need from the kitchen! your pumpkins are sew cute. congrats on a wonderful collection of comfort quilts your group gives away.ReplyDelete
That pumpkin runner is going to be SEW cute!! 255 quilts for 5 agencies? What a wonderful group effort!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful runner for your daughter's birthday! Your wins at the shop and the extra buying were well used ;) Well done ladies for donating 255 quilts! Strokes to sweet Zoey.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing and linking up today!
Doesn't Zoey look cute! How generous of you all to make those quilts. Perfect timing, within temps falling and Winter soon here. Kudos to your guild! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
The pumpkin talbe runner turned out beautifully! Hope you enjoyed your daughters visit.ReplyDelete