Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin time

These pumpkins were the fastest applique job that I have ever done! I just can't believe how quick they were to do! Once my blocks were done, I sewed the blocks into rows and then the rows got washed to remove any markings (Crayola washable markers). I just did not want to tempt fate and iron those markings. Once the rows were dry and ironed, they all got sewn together. Usually for me, this is where borders and procrastination come into play ..... .... but with Miss Ashes cheering me on .....
.... those borders got done! :o)

.... then with the help of Miss Hank (she always shows up when I play on the design wall and sits on the chair), the leaves got pinned in place and the vines for embroidery were drawn .....

.... and this is where my top is at today. The leaves have all been appliqued and some of the vines embroidered.

Here in Canada, today is our Thanksgiving holiday and we have so much to be thankful for.
So, to my fellow Canadians ... Happy Thanksgiving.

26 comments:

hetty said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love those pumpkins. So cute.

Joyce said...

Very nice and Haloweeny. Happy THanksgiving to you as well.

Teresa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Your pumpkin project is so cute...I am familiar with the "before the borders get done" slump...congrats on working through that!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Cindy N. said...

What a great pattern,did you design that yourself? Happy Thanksgiving to you too....

Raewyn said...

Lovely! It's amazing what you can do with pumpkins!! The embroidered vines just finish it off so well.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks amazing...you whipped that one up in no time...Well Done!!

Fischtown Lady said...

Very nice! I like it!!!!!

Marita

orchidlover said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
What a great autumn quilt

Lovce and hugs Gina xxx

Annette said...

I like it! Very cute.

Sharon said...

Happy Turkey Day. That is SO CUTE. I love all the shapes and different fabrics and what a difference the embroidery is making!

Jennifer said...

What a fun quilt! No doubt about it, the leaves and embroidered tendrils do a wonderful job of adding a final touch. Good to see the kitties are such a big help too. Happy Thanksgiving - it's not over for you yet!

Catswhiskers said...

absolutely beautiful! I love it.
and what a charming and supportive audience.
Gina

Catswhiskers said...

ps:1 Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!
Sure we do have so much to be thankfull for.

ps:2 - I am not Canadian but I send you my good wishes all the same
Gina

Quilts and Cats said...

I just love it! Can't wait to see it all finished. The kitties look very attentive...too cute.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Julie Fukuda said...

Happy Thanksgiving from the great pum.pkin. (My birthday is Halloween)
I love the vines in that pumpkin patch. Keep 'em commin'

Julie Fukuda said...

Happy Thanksgiving from the great pum.pkin. (My birthday is Halloween)
I love the vines in that pumpkin patch. Keep 'em commin'

W. Latane Barton said...

And, may I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, as well. I love the pumpkins. So fallish and pretty.

Deb said...

Such a cute quilt but with the vines from the pumpkins added, it is awesome. Happy Thanksgiving.

QuiltSue said...

That's just wonderful. I really love it.

Cathi said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your pumpkin quilt is adorable!
The picture of Miss Ashes really reminds me of a Smudge pose!

Barb said...

what a awesome fall quilt! I love all the varying colors.
Your kittie is adorable!!

Susan said...

OHHHHH..........That is delightful........

Such a lovely addition to any home.

Fiesta said...

It looks wonderful RoseMarie. I too am working on that quilt. What applique technique did you use?

MARCIE said...

Your pumpkins are charming!

Angie said...

Whoa, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! And best of all, I have that book!!! I'm going to go pull it right NOW! :D

Carrie P. said...

Just catching up on the other things I have missed at your blog. Lots of pretty things for sure.