September – October 2020
The weather has started to cool down here in the south and I’ve been itching to make one of these cute pumpkin quilts I keep seeing on the Gram.
I had a mountain of scraps leftover from a few projects and decided to challenge myself to use my scrap stash for this quilt. It’s a fun mashup of different lines, prints and colors.
I decided to try my hand at machine quilting. I bought a new-to-me Brother SE425 earlier this year and have been learning more about it capabilities. It was a really fun adventure to see what it was capable of doing. I enjoyed being able to add little details like the veins on the pumpkin leaves.
I used a fall themed bird fabric for the backing from Joann’s. That was the only item I had to purchase for this quilt (hurray for 50% off coupons!) and sewed scrap pieces of batting to make the batting for it.
It’s going to be finished just in time to head to the McLeod Farms pumpkin patch with us this weekend!
I’ve you haven’t been to their pumpkin patch in Macbee, it’s THE thing to do in the fall months. There’s lots to do for the kiddos and the most GORGEOUS pumpkins.
McLeod Farms has been family owned and operated since 1916. Their farm specializes in fresh peaches, strawberries, blackberries, year round produce, row crops, gift baskets, jarred products, homemade bakery items, and family fun! It’s been a part of the community for over a century.
When you arrive, pop into the store up front and buy a warm apple turnover to munch on. Then head up the hill to purchase your tickets for the pumpkin patch. The ride around the farm is always a treat as you get to see field after field of peach trees. There’s even a corn maze!
Fabric: Tula Pink All Stars, Tula Pink Monkey Wrench
Quilting & Piecing: Kat Barnette