Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pumpkin UFO completed!


I appliqued these pumpkins to this batik background several years ago. I just sketched them by hand and then hand stitched them with a whip stitch around the edges with matching thread. 


I had also made all of these half square triangles about the same time. I had them and the pumpkins in a corner and 'kept meaning to get to it' so the other day I decided to just do it! It took only a couple of hours to stitch the pieces together, layer, baste and quilt. I quilted in the ditch for the patchwork and free motion quilted the pumpkins to have vines and leaves in the background as well as adding texture to the pumpkins.


It's now hanging in my front hall. I love that it can stay up until Thanksgiving because the pumpkins are necessarily just for Halloween. It goes nicely with the pretty little quilt on the table given to me by my friend Mary Ruth. It's good to have friends like Mary Ruth!


And this is the pretty tree in my backyard that is losing it's leaves quickly because of all of the rain we are having. We might see the sun one day, but I'm not holding my breath!

Enjoy!
Diane

13 comments:

  1. I am on a mission to get some UFOs finished up too. What a great idea and it looks so festive and fallish!

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  2. It's lovely and is excellent as a harvest quilt.

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  3. So delightful Diane - feels good to get a project finished up, huh? I have SO many that need the same thing - sigh.....

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  4. Lovely pumpkin hanging--I love that they sit atop of those colorful 1/2-sq. triangles--they look like they go just right there....really nice...hugs, Julierose

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  5. So lovely ! And the batik background is perfect !!

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  6. So lovely ! And the batik background is perfect !!

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  7. So lovely ! And the batik background is perfect !!

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  8. Your little pumpkin quilt is adorable!

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  9. Very nice! Instant seasonal decor.:)

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  10. So beautiful, I love wallhangings and yes, you are right about leaving it up until after Thanksgiving!! I decorate with wallhangings too, now I have to get busy with Christmas time wallhangings! Great Job, Hugs, Mary

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  11. Your autumn wall hanging is so nice and decorative! Have a beautiful (rainy ?) week-end.

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  12. I like the pumpkin piece. A good size for a smaller space.

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  13. very cute. I like the shape/setting

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