Thursday, June 24, 2021

Pumpkin Stars

 I had fun piecing and quilting this newest table runner. Pumpkin Stars is a block pattern from Primrose Cottages on Etsy.  I have done a few of their patterns and love them for the simplicity, and cuteness!


The pattern is just for the block, but I saw it as three blocks turned into a cute Halloween table runner.  Into the stash I went for my Halloween fabrics, I had the perfect two black ones with spiderwebs for the star points. A nice tone on tone orange for the pumpkins and did you notice the background fabric?  White with orange polka dots!!!  My love of polka dots continues and I don't think it will die anytime soon;)  


 After the blocks were made I interviewed several fabrics for the sashing/little border. I thought it needed more orange but in the end the perfect fabric was black and white tiny gingham, hmmm I am in love!!! 


Quilting the fun little pumpkins was so fun with their little curves.  An easy go to quilt design for star points is CC or Continous Curve.  I stitched in the ditch (SID) around the block itself and inside around the pumpkin block before meandering.  The quilting was done on my Nolting FunQuilter 17" midarm machine using Glide thread. The perfect ending was a black with little white plus signs for the binding. 


The backing wasn't quite wide enough so I added a black with gray print in the middle to make it the perfect size.  As soon as I finished binding it I got photos and listed in my Etsy shop and it sold 20 minutes later!!!!!  So I jumped right in making another and will be quilting it up soon.  I asked my customer what she loved about this one and she said it was Halloween without screaming it, and she loves polka dots and gingham. She has good taste too!

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22 comments:

  1. those pumpkins are nice looking - I never think of the various holidays to make things until it is on top of us - I bought a gnome pattern last year for you and ran out of time - I need to put it out in front of me so I will remember this year!!

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  2. You have the best fabrics in your stash, and this runner is really fun. So happy that it sold so quickly, but not at all surprised!

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  3. Those are beautiful! Pumpkins are my favorite decoration!

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  4. That is adorable, Vicki! Your fabric choices are just perfect for this cute design, too! Do you see making something similar with other seasonal items inside the stars? I'm thinking I might need to go purchase that block pattern for myself!

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  5. So cute!!! And a gingham border to boot! I have the latest freebie Primrose Cottage pattern coming up next on my blog. I love their cute, simple designs!!!

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  6. Your customer is absolutely correct! The perfect amount of Halloween. Another lovely table runner, Vicki.

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  7. Very fun! Your pumpkin curves are so smooth! Do you free hand them, or use a template?

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  8. Well, well, well. I saw your post in my email and wondered if you were going to torment me with another gingham quilt. Phew. I couldn't take it seeing another - that would push me over the edge to run back and make one right this minute. Instead, you share some fabulous stars with pumpkins!! LOVE this (and I see that gingham border and plate - too cute, too!) so much. Dang, I am not surprised one bit that this flew out of your shop. Those white/orange polka dots!! OMG - when a project comes together like this one, it is meant to be. So glad you can make another. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Oops! I forgot to say that I love all the quilting details, too! They are greatly appreciated. R

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  9. Love the spiderweb points! This is a great Halloween tablerunner for sure.

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  10. I don't believe you let this beauty go! I think your customer's take on it was spot on (poor pun re: your affinity for polka dot fabric not intended!): It's just the right amount of Halloween. : )

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  11. Oh that is adorable!!! and you have a coffee cup ad plate to go with it so perfectly!!!

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  12. Could you have any more perfect fabric? I think not! Tiny orange polka dots, black and white gingham, white plus signs on black! Perfection!

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  13. Very pretty and love your fabrics!

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  14. The pumpkins are a great idea inside the stars. I really like it, it's beautiful. Congrats on the quick sale!

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  15. Once again your impeccable ability to choose just the right combo of fabrics has turned a pattern into a major winner! It is just too cute. Congrats on the finish and the rapid sale.

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  16. What a delightful table runner! If I made one so pretty, I'd wouldn't want to sell it!

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  17. Your June 2021 entry for the TABLE SCRAPS Challenge is SEW darling, Vicki!! I'm a big fan of pumpkins. While I prefer pie, your runner is much more suitable for the Link Party! :P

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  18. Cute runner! Congratulations on the quick sale!

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  19. Orange polka dots and pumpkins too. Add in the stars and it’s a winner.
    Jane

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  20. It doesn’t surprise me that this one sold so quickly. Hope you get even more sales in the future!

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