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my pumpkin

Posted by donnas (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 22, 08 at 13:17

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.

pumpkin with leaves


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RE: my pumpkin

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


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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!


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


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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!!!


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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.


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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


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

Sal


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

Devonia


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i love your pumpkin. Thanks for a cute idea.


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