Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pumpkin wall hanging

This is made from a pattern I picked up at the Minnesota Quilt show in Duluth in June.  The pattern is from Cottage Rose.   For the background, I chose a marbled black/grey . The pumpkins are from scraps of several different oranges.  This was so fun to make and lots of fun to quilt;)


I used an army green Glide thread on the black/gray, it does not show as green at all but adds just a little extra to the stitching.  I love the texture!  Also used Glide orange on pumpkins and orange border.


 After it was pieced I was wishing I had used a lighter/brighter green for the stem as it didn't show up well.  A friend of mine suggested using a brighter green and doing tendrils, that was just what it needed.  Thanks Rett!!





The perfect gray and black backing was just waiting in my stash;)


And because so many of you have been enjoying my flower pix, here is my Clematis.  



Hope you all have another great summer weekend planned!

Linking with several of the parties on my left side bar in the coming days.

16 comments:

  1. I love pumpkins! These look wonderful and with a great choice for the quilting. You're inspiring me to pull out those oranges. I have a table mat to make :-)

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Great wall hanging and super quilting!

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  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you quilting this, Vicki...strikingly straight lines can be SEW effective, especially when combined with the curves of the pumpkins! The little lime green vine curls and leaves added just the right touch. *BIG SMILE*
    I'm thrilled that I could inspire YOU for a change in return for all the great ideas you've given me!

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  4. I like this little quilt, Vicki! The quilting is just perfect for it too!

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  5. Hi Vicki - love this pumpkin quilt! The tendrils were the PERFECT addition to the stems, and really reflective of how they look in the garden. I also appreciate the quilting - it sets the pumpkins off perfectly, adds visual interest and looks like something I could do (or should remember to do). I'm going to Pin this. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. It's really neat how the logs in your pumpkins actually make them look like they have highlights. Kind of a 3-D effect. Cute wall hanging!

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  7. great quilt and lovely quilting

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  8. I really like how the curved quilting makes the pumpkins round, even though the piecing is all straight lines. Your curves are so consistent...did you use a ruler? The leaves and tendrils against the black look so great!

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  9. Cute pumpkin quilt! And love your clematis!!!

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  10. You made a great job of the wall hanging, I love the way you added the highlights with colour shading on the pumpkins. Great choice of quilting as always.

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  11. The quilting on this piece is so interesting, even the back is gorgeous.

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  12. Such cute pumpkins. Your quilting really brings them to life.

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