Pumpkin Patch

Some of you might remember I took the leap and started working on Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Pumpkin Patch that was featured in Quiltmaker magazine.

It’s been rainy here so I haven’t been able to get out and walk Ruby at night and I haven’t been able to do any outside work.  That has left me with extra time in the evening to sew.  I’ve been taking advantage of that time!

The center is together but UGH.  I have two blocks with the same background touching!!!


So do I rip it out….YES!


All better.  Normally I’d probably have left it but this quilt is small and the blocks were on the edge so it was an easy fix.

Here’s the center laying out of the floor.

The coloring on the photo isn’t the best as the browns are actually “warmer”.

There is a pieced border….in the original pattern the border is green and the background color.  Instead I am using random fall colors.  I have more to sew.


It’s hard to accomplish much if this guy is around….




Where did Carver go???

I have the first border pinned down and ready to sew.  I already have the flying geese that are the outer border sewn.  I don’t think it’s going to be too long before this becomes a finished top.  I did decide that when I finish it, I am going to quilt it right away.  I’d like to enjoy it while fall is still here.

6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Patch”

  1. Its a perfect quilt for this time of the year and Carver looks like he is having fun with Grandma. Now I really want to work on mine but first I need to do the braided border on my bricks in the barnyard quilt.

  2. Oh, I think I am going to have to make some…at least a table runner! Thank you for explaining to us the other day about magazine/designer pattern directions. That sure cleared up a lot of questions we have all had over the years!
    Please let us know what you decided to do about borders on your spider web quilt!

  3. That is the cutest picture of Carver peeking out of the corner of the pumpkin quilt! I think your fall colors border will be really pretty with the quilt center. Pumpkin blocks are really neat with all the oranges and golds;

  4. Clearly, Carver is looking for the most sincere pumpkin patch in all the land. Looks like he found it, too. Look forward to seeing this one done.

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