Pumpkin carving in our house is serious business. Everyone sits on the kitchen floor, utensils and bowls in the middle of a pile of newspapers. With the backs of our pumpkins facing each other, the "contest" begins.
Cut off the tops, scoop out and save as many seeds as possible, and then carve out a face. Some of us plan, draw and then cut the eyes, nose and mouth. Some of us have an idea and then start carving. Some of us just free form it. No one can peak - the results are to be a surprise!
Pumpkin quilts have been another recurring theme of mine. Most of my patterns I think up myself, including this one. To add depth to the pumpkins, I cut apart the pumpkin pieces and left a little space between them. They are appliqued with a zigzag stitch.
This quilt has very little quilting lines, mostly because quilting is not my favorite thing to do. However, I also love the design on the border fabric and felt that spoke for itself.
This pumpkin quilt was done with homespun fabric, and has a little piecework as well.
Leaves, pumpkins, fall is in the air!