Thursday, September 26, 2013

Quilts in the Pumpkin Patch Blog Hop

We are all cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. 
Ray Bradbury

Sunshine in the attic

Sheri over at Sunshine in the Attic has put together a wonderful Fall Blog Hop and today is my day.  If you haven't visited her go check it out.  She has been offering a great giveaway each day and there is still time to get in on ALL of them!  Each blogger on the hop has been sharing a Fall Project.

I decided to finish up one of my many UFOs.  I had 3 projects that would have been nice to finish but I picked this one.  If you have been reading my blog very long you know that I have made a number of quilts using panel prints.  I usually add something to them to make them a little more interesting than just the 'off the bolt' look.  This was not a panel but instead was a fat quarter of a repeating stripe.  Here is another one like the one I used.

I added a few rows of checkerboard piecing and a strip of orange fabric.  This made it a little longer.  A narrow black border finished it off.

Here is a view from the back.  You can see the seams where I added the piecing.  Not every project has to be complicated, easy and fast works just fine sometimes.  LOL  This only took a couple of afternoons to make and now these cute little scarecrows will be making me smile all Fall!

I did a lot of stitching in the ditch.  The scarecrows are outlined and the checkerboard and two little rows of leaves have some diagonal stitching.  It was fun to do something on my domestic machine with the walking foot for a change.  Usually I am quilting on my Innova longarm these days.

I used a coordinating print on the back.  Now if you would like to be in a drawing for one of the two fat quarters of the stripe that I have left leave me a comment about why you like to read or what you like to read about on quilting blogs.  

Giveaway is now closed.

Now I said in my last post I would tell you where I went last week.  I had a good time and will be sharing some details soon.  In the meantime this is where I went.

You can catch the previous Blog Hop posts by clicking on the links below:

September 19th:  Sheri - Sunshine in the Attic
September 20th: Maggie - Maggie's Empty Nest
September 21st:  Susie - Susie's Sunroom
September 22nd:  Celine - Espritpatch
September 23rd:  Yevette - Evindie
September 24th:  Judy - Judy's Fabric Addiction
September 25th Elaine - Summercrafter

September 26th Patricia - Quilting Lines That's Me!

Linking with these wonderful blogs: Richard and Tanya Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. I do love a simole project! Thanks for sharing!! I love readig quilt blogs for all the inspiration!!

  2. Sweet Autumn project Patricia.

    I love reading blogs for their little peek into different worlds. I will never own a longarm machine so I enjoy reading about yours!

  3. I read blogs for inspiration, new designs and a chance to see all kinds of fabrics in play. Your quilt is adorable.

  4. I love reading quilt blogs for inspiration and a glimpse of life in different countries!!
    I love your scarecrow quilt!

  5. Hi Patricia. I think your project is really cute-very bright and cheerful. I like to make things out of panels, too, because there are so many sections there that are well co-ordinated. All you need to do is add your special touch. Thank you for sharing today.
    I like reading quilt blogs to see what everyone else is making and I can get a lot of ideas from them, some great tips and lots of inspiration.
    Hope you had a great time at the Quilt show. I am so jealous!

  6. Sew cute! Thanks for posting. I just found this blog hop here today and am tracking back though all the posts and finding new blogs to read. Fun Fall themed blog hop ... :) Pat

  7. This is such a fun project, thank you for sharing. I like to read quilt blogs because I am fairly new to it all. I started sewing smaller things last year and have only just branched out onto quilts. I like to read for inspiration and also tutorials, I always find the tutorials more helpful than books as they usually give more detail. Thanks for a happy giveaway too.

  8. What fun fabric you have there! Love it

  9. I like that you made a good fall quilt that is Kid Friendly, by that I mean not scary! I love it!

  10. I love masimizing on panels ( and I love those scarecrows) Big Bang but not crazy headwork. Very nice Patricia!!

  11. I love masimizing on panels ( and I love those scarecrows) Big Bang but not crazy headwork. Very nice Patricia!!

  12. My favorite thing on quilting blogs is to read about different block constructions.

  13. I like to see what other quilters are making, what links they share, and thus get ideas for my own projects. I've learned quite a bit from reading blogs and have joined in some fun quilt alongs. Unfortunately, I seem to spend too much time reading blogs and not enough quilting:) Love you scarecrows; they are cute.

  14. Love the quilt. I really like to see new projects or older techniques displayed in new ways to spark my interest. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Cute and quick quilt! I like to read quilt blogs for inspiration mainly. I also learn new techniques, hints, etc. Reading quilt blogs is how I become familiar with the new trends, too.

  16. Love to see what everyone is working on. I enjoy seeing everyone when they jump on a block bandwagon for a QAL like a Swoon Quilt, or Mollie Sparkles Broken Herringbone. Also what is everyone buying and their stash.

  17. I like seeing all the creations and to get ideas and inspiration.
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  18. I love your scare crow quilt! I read quilting blogs because they have lots of hints, tips, how to's and inspiration in them. As a fairly new quilter, this information is invaluable. Thanks.

  19. Wow, if you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have guess the checkerboard was added in! The colors are perfect! I love to read because it gives me the opportunity to be somewhere else for a moment, not thinking about the things in my life, and most of the time, I am learning something new. Thank you for sharing your project!

  20. Love the Quilt, the scarecrows just make me laugh. Thanks. :)

  21. Very cute quilt. And fun looking scarecrows. I like to read about what people are working on. I am always inspired.

  22. Great ideas love the fabric. I enjoy reading blogs for the inspiration as well as the great tips people share.

  23. Adorable! I love reading blogs for inspiration and to learn more about quilting. What works for them might work for me. It's impossible to make everything I want to... but I get a lot of enjoyment from seeing someone else make it!


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