Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cool pumpkins

There was a nice cool breeze blowing in through the windows and patio door today and I took advantage of it and did some hand quilting on my pumpkin quilt . Only 3 more pumpkins to finish and then the borders.

A while ago, someone asked how I come up with quilting ideas. In this case, my thoughts were of a farmer's field and rows of planted pumpkin seeds. For the borders, I haven't made any decision yet on what will go there. Once a decision is made, the borders will get marked up and then I will be good to go and finish up this hanging for the fall. A couple of weeks ago, some fabric and buttons were purchased to make a fall jacket. Ashes found the buttons and was having such fun playing with them. If any of the buttons go missing, guess who was responsible?

Have a great day!

16 comments:

Raewyn said...

Your pumpkin quilting is looking really good - I like the idea of rows of seeds in the field - inspired :-) Ashes is having a really good play!! - We have a cat who pulls out glassheaded pins- they just love to help don't they?!

*karendianne. said...

Loving this quilt and glad someone asked about those quilting ideas. Thanks for for sharing. ;>

Ohhh you know I love it when the cats are on the scene and to see Ashes at play is just hilarious.

A post to make me smiley, *karendianne.

Pam P said...

I have three cats and they are forever looking for something to get into :) And I looove your pumpkin quilt!! Did you embroider the lines on your pumpkins? Or are they your marked quilting lines? It looks like stitching, but then where do you quilt? Next to the embroidery? Either way - so totally inspiring - makes me wish for a crisp Fall day and a hot cup of tea!!

LeKaQuilt said...

Love your pumpkin quilt, its beautiful! And your friend is absolut adorable !

Jayne said...

Kitties have a good time with the sewing accessories, don't they? Our cat goes absolutely bonkers if I lay a quilt out on the floor. She seems to think this is a toy meant especially for her!

Kort og Søm said...

I just love this pumpkin quilt! :O)

Jennifer said...

No doubt about it, cats are such a great help in the sewing room......! That pumpkin quilt is fabulous.

Marie said...

Rose Marie - did you use pattern for your pumpkins or just free hand it?

Marie

Fischtown Lady said...

I love your pumkin quilt! The quilting is wonderfull. I like the colours, too!!!
Greetings, Marita

Janet said...

I remember those pumpkins, it's looking gorgeous with quilting on it.

Janet said...

I remember those pumpkins, it's looking gorgeous with quilting on it.

Barb said...

what a "great pumpkin" quilt -
your kitty is so fluffy and cute!

Heather said...

I LOVE your pumpkin quilt! What a great idea, using so many different shapes and fabrics. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I feel inspired!

Cathi said...

I love your pumpkin quilt! Your quilting ideas are brilliant.
Ashes is definitely a quilter's cat. :-)

Guðrún said...

I don´t remember if I have asked you but how many years have you been a hand quilter?

QuiltSue said...

Well I don't know who hid the missing buttons, but it couldn't possibly have been Ashes. We have a cat lodger at the moment who steals things like pencils and then sits watching innocently while we hunt for them!