Yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown.
Apple, pumpkin, spider, hay, acorn, harvest, treats or tricks, football, leaf, gourd, and corn.
If any of these inspire you then you probably have some great ideas for the
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Monday, September 21st
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Karrin’s Crazy World
Seams To Be Sew
The Joyful Quilter
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Karrin’s Crazy World
Seams To Be Sew
The Joyful Quilter
Tuesday, September 22nd
that fabric feeling
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Sew Many Yarns
Sunshine in the Attic
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel
Food for Thought
Wednesday, September 23rd
Ms P Designs USA
Stitchin At Home
Just Because Quilts
Lily Patch Quilts
Not Afraid Of Color
Quilting & Learning: What a Combo!
Thursday, September 24th
Creatin' in the Sticks
Life in the Scrapatch
Words & Stitches
Well, Autumn just happens to be my favorite season.
Of course, I jumped on board! I also jumped right in and made this Hedgehog Thread Catcher:
It was the perfect project! Orange hedgehogs for the Blog Hop, with tiny hearts of RED for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, AND my friend Knittingsuek had all but requested another quilted thread catcher:
Here it is in its new home, taking pride of place in Sue's new studio space, on her brand new sewing table that she built herself:
Then, I recalled a sweet Fall project on my To Make list...
It's all Shawn's fault! He was in charge of the BOM program at our Guild. The September/October 2019 block was an adorable pumpkin that I wanted for my own (but didn't have time to make an extra when making the "raffle" block.)
If that wasn't enough, EmmeSpins shared this adorable project on Ravelry's Quilters Knitting group:
I've had this autumnal project stuck in my head for the better part of a year. I'm excited to finally bring it to life in fabric!
I considered the decision to up the ante. My Blog Hop project could stand on its own or it could become a "two-fer." Two projects in one. Gotta LOVE a BOGO!! :o))
I wasn't sure that I had the focus requires to turn this little quilt into a larger version of itself. The appeal was there. The design tickled the back of my brain. However, implementing that plan requires MANY more fabric scraps.
An alternative construction plan could be developed. The challenge needed to include 10 Stars and 10 Flying Geese. By multiplying the block times 4 and subtracting some of the elements, I think this just might work. While it MIGHT have worked, that plan fell through. :o((
With the clock ticking, it was time to begin the next project...
I started with these orange scraps:
Then grabbed a handful of white on white scraps and a few black and proceeded to draw up a plan based on Pumpkin Season from The Pattern Basket, which measures 25.5" square. A handful of small HSTs were required, along with quite a few squares:
Next, I constructed some tiny star points...
... And began assembling those units into blocks:
Moving right along, we have 3 small stars:
Once all of the components were assembled, it was time to lay things out before beginning to construct...
... The quadrants of the quilt. Here's how I proceeded.
Wait a minute!! Here is the REAL section Three:
Whew!! THAT was an ordeal. By that time, I was in need of a break before pumpkin assembly could start...
First there was one half:
One more small section was needed...
... Before the 2nd half could come together:
The great pumpkin rises from the bits:
I gave my quilting friends this sneak peek:
The top one-third of the quilt was next on the agenda...
... Prior to the larger quilt sections being joined:
When borders were added and pressing time had arrived...
LeeAnna wanted to see the back of the quilt. I explained that it's a bit of a hot mess, but she insisted:
I still need to draw in a couple of the areas that I left out:
I haven't decided if that will be done with Pigma pen or thread. Can you find the missing pieces? One is pretty easy to spot, but the other is not.
Thanks to my good friend, Knittingsuek...
The bird has a beak!!
She went through her cross stitch stuff...
... To find just the right shade of floss to go with the scraps making up my project for my bird's embroidered beak - the first embroidery I've done in decades. She kindly allowed me to cut a length of 3 different colors ( and provided those along with a needle and threader.) Thank you SEW much, Sue!!
SURPRISE!!! Or not...
Quilter's, I shrunk the pumpkin:
My pumpkin measures 3.5" x 4.5"!
The completed Petite Pumpkin quilt measures 6.5" x 6.5"!!
What's a Blog Hop without a giveaway???
This is not my usual run of the mill quilted item prize. Today YOU have a chance to win this gorgeous 5 x 7 Autumn Forest Walk - Greeting Card from one of my favorite artists, Soma @ Whims and Fancies:
Soma recently opened her NEW Shop right on her website to offer patterns, art prints, and greeting cards. I ordered one for me and one for the lucky winner. Mail it or enjoy it as art, which is what I plan to do with mine. Winner's choice! (Whims and Fancies quilt patterns are available HERE.)
Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the drawing!! Entry comments will be accepted through 9 PM on SUNDAY, September 27th. The winner (chosen by Mr. Random) will be notified via email, so make sure to include that in your comment if it's not attached to your Blogger account.
Linking up with Sarah
Sharing with Kelly
Linking up with Alycia
Until next time...
Happy Fall, Y'all!!!
Your wall hanging is delightful!! SEW cute!!! And the thread catcher is perfect and cute as well! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a sweet pumpkin. Funny I went with pretty much the same design but much bigger. Love the hedgehog thread catcherReplyDelete
OMG that is just sew, sew cute! I love the little bird. You're a hoot, Joy! I love your posts and pics and antics and even the mishaps because it happens all the time. Your embroidery is perfect. It's great to have friends that share things so we can finish things. LOVE those hedgehogs too. What a great post!ReplyDelete
Wow what an intricate and adorable pumpkin!ReplyDelete
I love the pumpkin but there’s no way I’d make it that small! I’m more of a make it double the size kind of quilter.ReplyDelete
Your tiny pumpkin is absolutely delightful! It was worth the wait and the work. I love the hedgehog thread catcher too. Happy Fall! ~JeanneReplyDelete
What a fun project and post to read. Thanks for taking the photos and writing up the detailed narrative. Fun! Fun! Fun! email@example.comReplyDelete
Oh how tiny and that makes it all that more special. It is so cute!!!ReplyDelete
It was so fun to read through your process and all the steps. Your tiny pumpkin is too cute. I do love pumpkins. Thank you for joining the Hello Fall blog hop. Fun post!ReplyDelete
That is such a cute little mini mini quilt! All the elements are so fun - the stars, the crow, and of course the pumpkin. It all just makes me smile.ReplyDelete
Your pumpkin mini is amazing! I can't imagine working with all those small pieces. So glad you shared your process--it was fun to walk through it with you.ReplyDelete
I love the little pumpkin mini quilt but just don't know if i have the patience to sew something that small. Thanks for showing us how you made it though..ReplyDelete
What a sweet “little block”. Going to try my hand at this soon. The greeting card would make a beautiful quilt piece too.ReplyDelete
Wow. Labor intensive post and a great pumpkin !ReplyDelete
Wonderful use of scraps to make this amazing little pumpkin quilt. Bravo! :) PatReplyDelete
Very cute mini! Perfect for Fall!ReplyDelete
Oh my stars! Your itty bitty pumpkin is amazing! Well done, Joy! I noticed the beak right away! And, well done ,by the way! But I don’t see another detail you left off! It looks complete and fabulous to me! The hedgehog thread catcher makes a great gift. I think I need to up my game! ( I’m using a old coffee cup)ReplyDelete
Your hedgehogs are so cute and that mini pumpkin...oh my. I can't believe how small you made those stars. Wow! It is amazing and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
That is one pretty petite pumpkin! Thank you, firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Hi, Joy -- who can resist a starry-eyed pumpkin? And I am impressed that you remembered to stop to snap a photo at every single step. Thanks for the alert for the blog hop. I visited yours first.ReplyDelete
wow this is just too pretty. you did a fabulous job. i would have been sewing and stopping, sewing and stopping. really small pieces i have difficulty with. congrats on a job well done.ReplyDelete
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Pretty 3rd time iris! Of course, the pumpkin mini is amazing!!!ReplyDelete
Love your projects, and the pumpkin is beyond amazing, I admire your patience for those tiny pieces. Thanks so much for sharingReplyDelete
I am in awe of your tiny little mini! That makes me want to play with my own pumpkin! Thanks for the incredible inspiration!ReplyDelete
What a fun block and post about what went into your creation, adapting as you sewed. A true fall inapirationReplyDelete
Your hedgehog thread catcher is so cute and practical! Love the tiny pumpkin and bird! I don't know that I have the patience to attempt something so small. You did a beautiful job!ReplyDelete
That thread catcher is so cute, but that pumpkin, wow! So tiny and so incredible.ReplyDelete
Your pumpkin quilt finishes at 6 1/2” square? That would drive me crazy trying to work that small! I love it! Your thread catcher is too cute and I’m sure your friend is so happy to give it a new home. Now maybe I need to go play with tiny scraps. I might manage a pumpkin but the bird? 🥴ReplyDelete
How cute and tiny!ReplyDelete
That is a teeny tiny project but so much fun!ReplyDelete
I love your mini quilt. And certainly I have to try it, as I can't get things small enough. Thank you for showing this and telling a great story.ReplyDelete
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After a lot of work, you certainly have a great Fall quilt!ReplyDelete
How tiny are those pumpkin pieces? I can tell you, much too itty bitty for me to cope with!ReplyDelete
Just impressive! What small pieces and what a pretty finish!ReplyDelete
What a tiny little block...but it's adorable! Love your shrunken pumpkin! LOL Thanks for sharing. Part of my project is tiny too!ReplyDelete
I love your little block. it is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Wow! That is adorable tiny. I'm very impressed.ReplyDelete
Wow! Those are tiny pieces! But you did a beautiful job with this!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, Joy, your pumpkin is adorable! So many fun details! I really love those stars, and the bird sitting on top, too. Cute finish!ReplyDelete
That is a very amazing piece of work. The detail is wonderful and the end result is a perfect Hello to Fall.ReplyDelete
Oh, my. I'm so impressed. I can't believe the size of your block. Amazing work. Loved the birdie, too.ReplyDelete
Your pumpkin wall hanging is adorable! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Tiny things are so cute and your little pumpkin is no exception!! Great job working with such little pieces and making such a sweet creation!ReplyDelete
Oh,my tiny pieces - be still my heart - LOVE!!ReplyDelete
Lovely mini pumpkin. So very cute! Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcomReplyDelete
oh my, love that tiny block...well doneReplyDelete
Such a cute pumpkin - love its size!ReplyDelete
Wow ! that is so tiny but so very sweet!! I love that white Iris!! Thank you and have a good week!ReplyDelete
Awesome, teeny tiny and cute! The perfect fall quilt for your gallery wire. Yay!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love your tiny pumpkin piece. Thanks for sharing it with usReplyDelete
wowie! I'm so glad you showed the working photos, holding it. You almost need tweezers it's so small! And adorable...ReplyDelete
Wow that is some tiny piecing. I think my sewing machine would eat anything that tiny. It is fabulous!ReplyDelete
I had fun catching up on your blog this morning. I love your mini quilts, especially this pumpkin and the red crosses. I am so impressed with your giant service project. Those big square quilts are going to be amazing and bring such comfort. I’m glad that scheduling posts is working for you! Hugs!ReplyDelete
I love the bird on the pumpkin. Such a cute little block.ReplyDelete
I was blown away by how tiny this block is. I have never pieced anything this tiny and I am not sure I could! It's beautiful.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful block and so tiny. Love to see these autumn designs.ReplyDelete
I love fall. The air, the temperatures, the colors and pumpkins. Yours is adorable!!ReplyDelete
I love this two-fer!!! that pumpkin is just adorable!! i kinda think that we should start calling you the last minute quilter .... you make my day!!!!ReplyDelete
I love that block! So tiny and looks perfect!ReplyDelete
The pumpkin looks fabulous! A perfect autumn mini.ReplyDelete
The mini wall hanging is sweet.And I love hedgehogs, so I really like the thread catcher. SOMA's art is spectacular. Thanks for the chance to maybe win one of her art cards.ReplyDelete
I love your little pumpkin block! When I read about how small it is, I was doubly impressed! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Love your pumpkin with stars!!!! So fun! And those hedgehogs are very fun--great mix of the RSC color and fall!ReplyDelete
How you have the patience to do such an intricate block in such a small size has me totally in awe. That's a lot of detail in such a little piece, and all the more beautiful for it! The Hedgehog thread catcher is a wonderful thing to gift your friend with, but that's one of the best things about our creative endeavors-the fact that we can gift our creations to a friend and make someone else happy. Fall is such a creative time of year though, don't you think? Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot comReplyDelete
I believe your white iris may well be called "Immortal". Love your process for making this small piece. Pure art.ReplyDelete
what an interesting variation on the traditional pumpkin block. i love it!ReplyDelete
So pretty! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
OK, Joy I am not here for the giveaway. I am here to tell you that this little 3 star + pumpkin + bird is so stinking cute and such a labor intensive project that I am in awe. Of course the back is a hot mess - so much happening in a tiny fabric spot. Kudos to you!!!ReplyDelete
Your pumpkin mini is amazing!ReplyDelete
Love that block. It's one that I would like to make.ReplyDelete
Hi Joy, what a lovely little pumpkin. I didn't spot any missing piece, but yes, I guess a beak is sort of important to a bird. It's really great. Take care.ReplyDelete
So cute!! I was surprised at how tiny it is. For some reason I was picturing 2-inch squares—which is silly as you showed all those photos with the parts in your hand. I squealed when I read how tiny it is. (To myself, though. I didn’t want to alarm my husband.)ReplyDelete
Fun project. The photo from Ravelry didn't show up and I'm curious. Your hedgehog thread catcher reminded me I have the cutest hedgehog fabric with fall "stuff" around it. It might be time to sew something with it.ReplyDelete
I love that sweet pumpkin and the bird on top of it!ReplyDelete
The pumpkin and raven is really cute. What a fun project, even it was a bit of a challenge to get it all together.ReplyDelete
It is sooooo small! After playing with such small units, you are ready to tackle the 365 Challenge quilt, lol. You did an awesome job! I love it to pieces. Congrats! ;^)ReplyDelete
wow that is sooo small. It is awesome.ReplyDelete
Adorable and insanely small. What a terrific project.ReplyDelete
That is so cute! You know I LOVE tiny piecing. :)ReplyDelete