Saturday, September 20, 2014

Scrappy Saturday - Pumpkin Seeds


It's orange month over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but as you can see, I am still finishing up with some green blocks from last month. These 16 pumpkin seeds are hand appliqued and I have them sewn into 4 blocks to add to that project.
Although I call this shape "pumpkin seed", it is known by many other names. 

Playful Petals Header


And if you like it as much as I do, you should definitely check out the "petals" blog tour.  There are so many beautiful and creative projects shown using this seed/petal/peel shape. But beware... you could get lost in that linky list and spend way too much time on the computer (not that I would know!)




I might never stop sewing these blocks!
But for my rainbow scrap challenge quilt,
I think orange is the only colour I still need to add.  I have a good start on some orange seed blocks, and a few gold ones slipped in there too.


This past week I started the letter sew along over at Temecula, and sewed an orange 'B' block using the hand dyed fabric I won from Vicki Welsh in a previous month's draw. Thanks for sponsoring our scrap challenge Vicki!
Hop over to SoScrappy to see what other orange projects are being sewn today.

21 comments:

  1. Yes, I do like pumpkin seeds too. It is on my to do list. I have to finish a few projects before I allow myself to start something new, and I am missing the "umph" to do them. Anyway, you will definitively see some seeds on my blog one day. Love your orange fabric and the Bold B. Love it. Thanks for the Playful Petals blog tour. I have a feeling that I'm gonna have fun. :)

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  2. I love the green pumpkin seeds. I have been toying with that alphabet too. Your B looks wonderful.

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  3. Those pumpkin seed blocks are so simple and cute - perfect!!! And it will be fun to see your alphabet blocks come together :)

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  4. Are your Alphabet letter going to be Rainbow, too?? Have a fun Sew day, this Fall Saturday. I'm going back to our Quilt Festival then to a Birthday Party and Wedding- Busy day!

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  5. Oh...I love it, wonderful pumpkin blocks.

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  6. I have always loved your Pumpkin Seed blocks! In every color you have made them. I hope to make a similar quilt in Civil War Reproductions fabrics.

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  7. Thanks for the link to the "petals" blog tour, but oh how you can get lost in it. I love all those pumpkin seeds. Great colors.

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  8. You have really mastered applique on these blocks. When I enlarge the blocks, they look so good!

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  9. Wow, love all the oranges, great pumpkin seeds, and nice use of Vicki's fabric in the letter B block.

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  10. I love those petal blocks. The green ones are my favorite.

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  11. Great green petal blocks! It's a wonderful pattern.:)

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  12. Love the pumpkin seed blocks - they are going to make a fabulous quilt. Your letter block turned out really well!

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  13. Oh my! I have always loved the pumpkin seed blocks, but there's just so much amazing inspiration at the Playful Petals link - thanks for sharing!

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  14. Love your blocks - and will try to resist the petal link-ups...

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  15. You're right. I don't know how much time I spent checking out the pretty petal posts. Looks like a fun book to pickup. So many possibilities for the little block.

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  16. Hand stitching is very relaxing

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  17. It's a very pleasing shape and so cheerful in all the colors!

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  18. It will be fun to see all your petals come together. The ABCs will be such a fun baby quilt. So many tempting projects!

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  19. I have a problem keeping up with RSC links and SSS links each week so will have to resist the petal blogs! I do love your seeds, though, and enjoy them every time you show them.

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  20. I enjoy watching others make these pumpkin seed blocks each week. I look forward to seeing yours come together in a quilt.

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  21. Have you had all the pumpkin seed blocks up on the design wall yet? It's going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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