The weather was AMAZING on Sunday. I called Kalissa and asked if she wanted to go on a walk. Happily she said yes!
Waucoma is a little river town. The river goes through the center of town with businesses and housing on one side and housing with the park on the other. One of the ways we walk is along the river. It’s always interesting.
Then we walk around the park where it is really pretty too. We had a lot of rain the three previous days so the water is brown now but still it’s pretty.
I don’t think there could be a nicer day for October. I’m so glad this day happened over the weekend so I could really get out and enjoy it.
After I got back to the house I decided that I was going to have a little me time. Even if it wasn’t a lot, I was going to squeak out some.
I’ve been lamenting Bonnie’s Hunter’s pumpkin quilt that was in Quiltmaker magazine. I watched Bonnie sew it last year at this time and wanted to make but there was something holding me back. Although I thought the quilt neat…I just wasn’t a fan of the gray background prints. I like my quilts warm and cozy feeling and the gray to me just didn’t cut it…well, I think I should rephrase that. I like the quilt but… For my house and the colors in my house, I didn’t like it, but boy-oh-boy, I did like the design of the quilt…so what’s a girl to do?
I have been mulling and mulling this over. It’s honestly been on my mind for about a month now…well if I was perfectly honest, it’s been on my mind on and off since Bonnie first picked a gray background a year ago. Gray just isn’t in my house and I knew if I made this, I’d want it in my house…..I saw the black ones she did and black didn’t quite do it for me either….That seemed to Halloween and not Fall.
In the meantime, here and there I’ve sewn and made all the string pieced parts of the pumpkin….finally it hit me. BROWN. It would look more like a pumpkin patch with brown in the background looking like dirt. It’s the farm girl in my to think brown.
Hallelujah!! I finally figured it out. I might not have figured it out had I not made the Texas Tumbleweed quilt. When I made that, I used this brown batik as the background. It was laying on the cutting table and I was picking it up to clean up the sewing room and WHAM! So I tested it out to see what I thought.
Was brown the right pick for me?? YES, YES, YES!!!
These little pumpkins are so stinking cute. I’m in love. Completely and totally in love. I can’t wait to work on this some more. I am so excited to be working on this fun little project. I likely won’t have it done by Halloween, but I think I can have it done by Thanksgiving. It’s fun to be working on a project that’s fall themed while it’s fall.
The backgrounds are really easy to cut out from a 2 1/2″ strip of fabric so that’s what I did this week over naptime….I cut out the backgrounds. I can’t wait for tomorrow when I get some good sewing time. This little pumpkins will be happening in the sewing room tomorrow!!! I need to work on that deadline quilt too, but I’m going to find some time for these too.
Fun on my walk…fun in the sewing room…It was a great Sunday!