Friday, October 14, 2016

Pumpkin Fest

October is Pumpkin Fest for us Island Batik Ambassadors. I love making things for fall so this wasn't hard to do at all :-)  I saw the free pumpkin applique on Pintrest and decided I wanted to use it to make a skinny topper for an Amish cabinet I have in the front foyer. I picked colors from our second shipment of Island Batiks, however, I do not know the line as they were not marked this time.
I machine zig zagged the pumpkins and stems. When using the gorgeous Island Batiks for my appliques I do not use a fusible as they don't ravel. Elmer's Glue is my friend, I just run a thin line next to the edge on the wrong side of the fabric and iron to heat set it. Then applique down. Easy peasy and keeps my piece softer.


I love it and now I am thinking I need to make these skinnies for every season!!

But I didn't stop at just the skinny topper, our front door needed a seasonal quilt too.  I had made a patriotic one for summer and my door was looking naked now. So I had to whip up something so why not a matching pumpkin door quilt.  There are 2 shapes of pumpkins, the cabinet topper got the taller and the door the squatty one.

Since we have a steel door I hang these with little magnets that I slip into little pockets on the back of the quilt.


A super fun month of creating something with Island Batik fabrics.
Meet Elmer scarecrow. I made him years ago, but he still comes out to adorn our covered porch every year.




Linking with a few of the linky parties on the left side bar. Grabbing a cup of coffee and checking them out!

15 comments:

  1. What delightful fun ideas, Vicki!!! I'm was delighted to return from a family wedding in TX & then open my email to see these darling creations this morning!!

    I'm not sure which one I like better...the fabric pumpkins or that BEAUTIFUL Amish cabinet in your front foyer. Color me green with envy over it!!

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  2. p.s. Thank you for the link to the pumpkin appliques! My printer is humming right this minute & I know I have some of those beautiful batiks someplace!

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  3. They are so cute! I love the one for the door, too. I may have to do this. Thanks.

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  4. The runner is so pretty and it looks beautiful on the cabinet top! Your colors and applique technique are perfect...I never thought about using glue for applique, then again my fabric frays!!

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  5. Both quilts are lovely. I love how the pumpkin looks on the front door. Do the magnets stand strong winds? It would be a shame to loose the beautiful quilt.

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  6. So beautiful.It smells Fall.

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  7. Such a nice pattern. The fabrics made a gorgeous quilt. I am going to visit the link for the pattern. I am going to make a few.

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  8. Vicki, it's perfect! that elmers glue tip, is. something I will have to try soon.

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  9. Your Amish cabinet looks incredible all decked out for fall. I love your runner. It really is fun to find online patterns...it allows for so much creativity!

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  10. Your pumpkin appliqués are so cute! I definitely think you need seasonal skinny ones.

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  11. Your pumpkin tablerunner and door quilt turned out lovely.I love working with batiks. The Amish cabinet caught my eye as well. A really nice furniture piece. Thanks for linking up with this week's TGIFF.

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  12. Beautiful table runner Vicki and that little scarecrow.....cute!

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  13. Oh, Vicky, your table runner and door quilt are adorable. Yay for steel doors for hanging quilts. We have the same door but in dark green.

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