Look what I finished!!
I’m so happy. I had so much fun working on this project. I’ve gotten some questions and I’ll answer them while I show off my finished quilt….
The quilt was featured in this issue of Quiltmaker…and later featured in the book String Frenzy. You can find it HERE.
It’s a Bonnie Hunter design.
The original way done with gray backgrounds. Although I loved the design, in my house that is mostly antique, the gray was a little modern for me so I opted for the brown backgrounds. I’m glad I did as I really love it.
This was a quick finish for me. Those little pumpkins were terribly addicting. As one blog reader said, “They are like potato chips…you can’t do only one”.
A few blog readers mentioned that they didn’t think they had enough oranges to make a quilt…You’d be surprised. There are only 49 pumpkins and they are not that big. The quilt is only lap sized and there are deep borders on it.
I’d also like to point out that if you are doing a brown background on this, I recommend bright green for the stems. A few of mine were dark and get a little hidden in the brown. In the photo above you can really see that….
As far as fabrics go…look at the realm of different prints…some are actually yellowish…even strips. Dig deep. You’ll likely have enough scraps.
Check out the border…I love it. The original design opted for green and gray. For me, that would mean my pieced border should have been gray and brown. I opted to used all fall colors instead. I’m glad I did!
The binding is a light orange. I thought I was going to go with a brighter orange but last minute changed my mind….again, I think that was the right choice.
As I was taking pictures for this post last night Hubby came home from farming. They are broken down…we’re expecting some snow….they don’t have much crop out and they are WAY behind. He looked at my quilt and said I haven’t seen you working on this one at all…YEP, that’s a true testament. He’s been working so late he doesn’t even see what I’m working on.
One more note if you check out the above picture there are four borders…border #1 and #3 are skinny and brown. I opted to use all of one fabric rather than piecing that border.
The backing is brown. Real simple. I thought about just using something up but I knew I would be keeping this for me so I went with something I actually liked.
Here’s the photo with Ruby. She’s not as quick to run to be in the picture like she used to. Sadly, she’s getting older.
..but then she saw the treat and ran to pose.
This quilt pattern, I am told, will also be in Bonnie Hunter’s new string book that will be out this year…so if you don’t have the magazine and want to make it, the pattern will be in the book. I’m so happy I made it. It was a fun break from the projects I was doing and kept me from missing Hubby more than I already do.