Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Wall Monday #43 - Pumpkins

My wonderful DH did all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, and running around of the kids (what got into him?!?!)  this past weekend. What a relaxing quilty weekend I had! As a result I have so many things to share (and another quilty weekend coming up) that I decided to make this "quilt blogging week" and write a blog entry every day. Can it be done? Some people (like Judy) blog every day....check back and see if I meet my goal!


The theme of today's post is pumpkins. I loved the pumpkin blocks I saw on Julie's blog in September and made them into a wall hanging for Quilt Bloggers Fall Into Fall Giveaway.
That wall hanging won a ribbon at the Erin Fall Fair and then it went on it's way to a new home.





But I kept on making pumpkin blocks because they were fun to sew (click here to see them) and here are my last 7 pumpkin blocks made into finished mini quilts. The little framed block looks more like a peach than a pumpkin, however I hope the border helps to identify it as a pumpkin.




We also worked on pumpkin blocks at the mini club last month and here are some of the fabulous projects that were made.




Two of the quilters in the group forgot to take their projects home, and so they are still on my design wall for me to enjoy this week! Notice all the different variations in pumpkin sizes and shapes that were created?!

Okay...I think I've got the pumpkins out of my system and can move on to something Christmasy now!

Grab yourself a cup of pumpkin chai tea and go visit Judy's blog to see lots of inspiring design walls.

18 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a pumpkin! I love them all.

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  2. As a matter of fact, I had spiced pumpkin pie tea with my breakfast this morning! Love all your fabulous pumpkins! :)

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  3. Great pumpkins. I'll be reading to see what you post this week.

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  4. OMG, those are all terrific pumpkins.

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  5. Lucky you! The pumpkins are too sweet.

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  6. wow, that's a fabulous crop of pumpkins. :) So much fun!
    And of course you can post every day!

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  7. ok, sounds like a pumpkin addiction!! Any pumpkin spiced coffee?

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  8. So many different pumpkins, I wonder why they all make me think of pie?

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  9. Adorable! Congrats on your win for the little pumpkin wallhanging. And props to your DH!

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  10. Cute, cute pumpkins! So you had your own private 'sleep at home retreat', eh?

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  11. YUMMM pie... The lighter one does look like a peach. That is an easy block to make. Nice of DH to pitch in a help, too.

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  12. I LOVE PUMPKINS...just made me a big batch of pumpkin butter...mmmm, good! These are too cute!

    I too am trying to post everyday this week, we can challenge each other to do it Kathy! :)

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  13. There's something about pumpkins. I started a pumpkin folder of free patterns this year and have some various ones, even long and skinny. Fascinating.

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