my pumpkin

donnas_gwSeptember 22, 2008

I made my own pattern and put batting in between the front and back. Added the leaves and the vines(?)...guess that's what they're called. I don't think that is what a pumpkin leaf really looks like. I used leaves from one of my artificial flowers. You can see it's not perfect, but that's why I never took up quilting LOL.

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carolswfl_2007

I think you did an awesome job with your original design. As for the shape, I have never seen a perfectly shaped pumpkin! Keep up the good work. Carol

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 1:55PM
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donnas_gw

thank you carolswfl. I agree that there is no perfectly shaped pumpkin, and I'm happy with the shape that I made. The topstitched "ribs" are puckered, still I think it is cute. I've tried quilting and working with batting, and it isn't easy getting all the wrinkles out. You must have to do alot of pinning!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 5:21PM
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carolswfl_2007

You're welcome, I think the wrinkles in the "ribs" give the pumpkin dimension (sp), looks like it's meant to be. Carol

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 7:05PM
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Cheri_C

I think you did a fabulous job on your pumpkin!!! And to make it even more special, it's your very own pattern. Great job!!!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 7:54PM
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donnas_gw

cheri_c, thank you. It is fun making your own patterns. I've had some turn out great and some didn't turn out well at all.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 9:49PM
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sunnyca_gw

This 1 turned out great!! I thought you had purposely used a gathering stitch to get it to look so neat, don't try to straighten them out. I agree, quilting takes a special kind of person. My mess is up in the closet. Gal at church used to make the most beautiful quilts. She said you should have 10-12 stitches per in. Mine is a mess even sewn together on sewing machine so didn't bother to quilt it. Don't you give up tho as you may be a budding quilter! You did a fine job on your 1st 1. Jan

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 2:00AM
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craftylady-2006

Your handmade pumpkin is fantastic Donna!! You did a great job on it.

Sal

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 12:13PM
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alass

That's cute as a button. I love it.

Devonia

    Bookmark   September 27, 2008 at 10:04AM
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roobee

i love your pumpkin. Thanks for a cute idea.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 3:46PM
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