Friday, September 28, 2012

Mod Pumpkin Mini

 I'm proud to report that I finished two small pieces yesterday. This is the second one.

It is a Paper Panache mystery block that I pieced a year ago.  Have I told you that I cheat? I print out the mystery patterns and color them in with crayons or colored pencils. Then I fit the pieces together to reveal the mystery! Sometimes, I actually pull fabrics and piece up the block. Most of the time, I staple the pieces together and file them for later. I'm glad I actually pieced this one!


For this pumpkin, I chose the Kaffe fabric for the border first and pulled the other fabrics to coordinate. I'm really enjoying the teal vine and chartreuse leaves. The gray in the background is a linen-like blend, but the binding is Kona medium gray. (It was already out!)

I quilted it up quickly with swirly vines in the background and parallel straight lines in the border. I left the pumpkin and leaves unquilted so they pop. I'm addicted to completely machine stitched binding!
 

Mod Pumpkin Mini
15" X 15"
Designed by Linda Workland
Paper Panache, Mystery Block #62

I'm on my way to our new Hobby Lobby store! I'm so excited!

9 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's great!

mindingmomma said...

it's lovely

Heidi Staples said...

What a darling block -- so perfect for fall!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great little pumpkin. I was thinking of doing a pumpkin tonight but not so many little pieces.

Heather said...

Great colors! I love it!

Nana said...

Love the colors....absolutely the most pleasing pumpkin I've seen....

Debbie said...

Hi Tina, Visiting from a link on your post at Threadbias. I love your blog! I really love this pumpkin! So cute!!

amandajean said...

It's really really cute! I've never done a mystery quilt before, but I'm about to embark on one in the near future. It'll be a challenge for me, for sure! But I'm excited about it.

Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Sue said...

lol @ cheating. Your pumpkin is really lovely! I've popped over from Threadbias....I am Sewnsew over there.