Pumpkins Quilt – Perfect for Shorter Days and Chilly Nights!



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Here are a few recent shots of my Pumpkins quilt. The pattern, Pumpkins, is by Cluck Cluck Sew, and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a quick autumn quilt and a way to burn through some orange fabrics in your stash. You can purchase a PDF of her pattern here (Just for the sake of clarity, the views expressed are my own and I’m not being compensated in any way for my opinion. Just happy to share a great find with my friends!)

Finn has a habit of laying on orange and gold fabrics – I genuinely believe that he thinks he is camouflaged! Most of the time I was working on the quilt, I was dealing with him.

All of the fabrics that I used in the quilt were in my stash. I used oranges that I have collected from the Pink Castle Fabrics Stash Club – oranges that I probably would never have used otherwise.

I pretty much followed the pattern exactly, came up with a layout once the pumpkins were pieced, and stitched it up!

My daughter has a disorder that has left her in chronic pain, so she was home from school today. She started to feel a bit better after lunch, so I pulled her out of the house to help her add a few smiles to her day.

She loves this quilt so much. Everyone fights for it every night, and she is usually the one who ends up snuggling up with the quilt and a good book in bed before lights out.

Generally speaking, quilts that are wrapped around a body more often than not are considered to be a successful make in my book!

The background fabric on this quilt is a text called Seed Catalogue in Shadow by Lakehouse.  I did some straight line stitching on point in orange Aurfil thread for the quilting. I decided to keep with the idea of cuddling under an Autumn quilt in the crisp fall air, and backed the quilt with Mammoth Flannel in Surf Grid Check for a bit of contrast. I then bound the quilt to coordinate with the back by using some Alison Glass that I had in my stash. I really wanted to finish the quilt with a bit of whimsy. 

If you are considering making this quilt, I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed. It is cute, quick, and manageable on even smaller home machines. If you do make the quilt, I’d love to see what you came up with! Link up in the comments.

Happy Sewing!

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