"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pumpkin fun...

What happens when one is kicked out of their living room and banished to upstairs in her sewing room??? Well, one has fun with pumpkins! Fabric ones that is. Jos is working from home today and has had conference calls one after another. So Dagi and I had to go upstairs for most of the day.

I decided just before lunch to grab my scrap box and make a small table top quilt with them. I have lots of scrumptious autumn homespuns left from a large quilt I made. They are just small scraps but worked just perfectly to make this little quilt.

It measures 9 inches by 11 inches. I cut out the pieces for the green pumpkin freehand with a green tweed fabric and appliqued them onto a piece of light beige brushed cotten. I then frayed the sides and sewed it with a large stitch to the patchwork.

The seams were zigzagged to quilt them. I had fun putting this together and it only took a couple of hours. I am pleased with it.

Of course, Dagi has been helping me all afternoon so he had to make sure I had it layed out well for the photos too. *grins*

Two quilt finishes in one week...woohoo!

Have a creatively inspired weekend!


Nancy said...

Ohhhhhh I love that, it is so cute. what a great job you did. You should tell Jos thanks for throwing you out of the living room.
Dagi looks so much better this picture. He is so beautiful.
Have a good day and I know you are waiting to see your brick wall tomorrow.
I am off to treatment.
Love you, Mom

Elizabethd said...

Lovely! You do work fast...or perhaps no one interrupts you!

mainely stitching said...

I love, love, love it!! You're just so talented!!

Annemarie said...

Oh, you did that in just a few hours? Wow. That's amazing. And gorgeous.
Pantoef sends greetings to his brother in fur.

Kaaren said...

It's wonderful, Heidi. Maybe your Mom is right and Jos should banish you to your sewing room more often. Two finishes in a week is terriffic!

Aren't the colors of Autumn the best?

Ginny said...

Ah, to be banished to the sewing room. Sounds wonderful to me!

Brigitta said...

What a cute little Quilt Heidi, I still do a little bit of quilting, but I've discoverd that I am truely a x-stitch girl LOL

Have a great weekend

Anneke said...

What a cute little quilt, that will be a treasure on your wall.

Love the charm quilt too; it's bright with many (blue) colours.

Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Heidi! That is lovely - you are master quilter. LOL I love looking at your fabby creations :)


irma said...

Hallo Heidi,
Wat weer een activiteiten, leuk die pompoenen, volgens mij ligt er bij Sonja ook een reuze pompoen in de tuin, alleen is die nog groen.
Liefs Irma

Tammy said...

I just LOVE that little quilt Heidi! Good for you!
Dagi is SO handsome and looks so soft!

Unknown said...

Hi Heidi
What a beautiful autumnal quilt and I love your new blog page very apt for you :o)
Sorry to hear you are still suffering big hugs to you sweetie
Peg x

Anonymous said...

Dat is geen straf om te worden verbannen naar je naaikamertje. Het quiltje is erg mooi geworden.

Sonja said...

Oh Heidi, wat geweldig dat je zoiets zomaar 'uit je mouw schudt'. Ben gewoon een beetje jaloers op jouw tweede finish van de week. Maar of ik ervoor uit de woonkamer gestuurd wil worden...dat ligt voor mij toch wat gevoelig.... Ik heb mijn quakerbord weer opgepakt, eerst wat uitgehaald en nu met plezier weer verder.

Anonymous said...

Heerlijk herfst sfeertje !!!
Mooie werkstukjes !

heee ik hoor nog the little house muziek !!
Mijn geluid staat niet altijd aan :-)
Heb alweer 3 afleveringen gezien gisteren !!

Marian'ne m

Saskia said...

So much fun, in so little time.
Sometimes I want to stop with work and just go on quilting.
But,.... I have to bring home some money.
Can't you tell me now?? You made me curious! I can come over tonight for some coffee??....

anneke said...

hallo Heidi,

ik heb JCS christmas ornaments besteld bij 123 stitch (binnen week in huis), maar je kunt hem ook bij http://www.anitalittlestitches.blogspot.com/ bestellen en volgens mij heeft crownstitches (Nederland!) hem ook.


Solstitches said...

What a fun little quilt Heidi.
I just love it.
I had stitchy friends over today and I showed them my lovely watermelon quilt. They loved it and so do I.