PumpkinsSeptember 5, 2007
Last time I showed you the three pumpkin designs I had made. I decided that I liked the realism and the curved lines of the one on the right, but I also liked the plumpness and simplicity of the one on the lower left with straight lines. So I am working on combining the two to come up with another. This is a rough sketch I did with Electric Quilt that I think holds promise. Next I need to make a fabric version and see how that looks.
I also played around with a leaf block. A few years ago I made a wall hanging using a block similar to this:
but I thought this time I’d like to add some sweeping movement to the leaves. So I tried adding a few curved lines and came up with this:
Again, I need to make a fabric mock-up, but I am pleased with it so far.
For the quilt layout I’m looking at using a layout that Lynette Jensen has in one of her books, New Collection of Classic Quilts.
The pumpkins and leaves around the edges would be pieced and then appliquéd onto the blank blocks. I’m figuring 12 inch blocks on point and 4 borders for an overall size of 48″x64″.
So now, I have the designs, I have the layout and I have the fabric. Can I get it done by October 1?