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.