Thursday, October 10, 2019

Witchy stitchy blog hop

It's time for the witchy stitchy blog hop!

When Carol posted about this blog hop I was a bit hesitant as I don't celebrate Halloween at all and don't like it, but I'm a sucker for blog hops! so I figured I could at least do something with pumpkins on it, so I signed up :)

When I started thinking of ideas, I then realized the "theme" for Island Batik ambassadors was table toppers and with applique, so BINGO! kill two birds with one stone!! or should I say pumpkins? 

 I found this pattern in one of my books- and it used 5" charms.

so I figured I could use some of these 5" rolls from Island Batik and two rolls had some duplicate fabrics, so that would work!
 To start with the strips are 1" CUT, so tiny and SO fun!
 don't they look cute? yeah it was tricky having to iron those seams open!
  Soon enough I had a bunch of tiny four patches

they are 1 1/2" just tiny and fun!!
 Then adding on some orange squares
and before long I had the top made!
 I added a skinny white border and then I didn't have enough of any of the strips to do the outer border, so I got the idea to miter the corners and do opposite sides in one fabric and the other in another fabric, which ended up being a fun result!
 I then added some pumpkin applique with the pumpkin accuquilt die

I had some black Hobbs batting leftover and decided to use that and finished the quilt
 I sort of echo quilted around the pumpkins and then added this purple check binding.
 The quilt measures 23 1/2" x 23 1/2"

I am also having a little giveaway!
This orange owl pincushion plus two packs of 5" strips from IB (plus a few leftovers from the rolls I opened)
 Answer below if you have sewn anything with pumpkins on it!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
US only please and giveaway ends a week from today 

If you haven't seen the other participant's projects yet, here's the list


October 7

October 8

October 9
October 10

October 11
And thanks to Carol for hosting and to Hobbs and Island Batik for the supplies.








57 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm not a Halloween person either. You had me at the tiny though and the pumpkins add to the project.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

I featured pumpkins in my project for this blog hop. They were fun to make. Love what you did here.

Charlene McCain said...

I am so impressed with this tiny quilt! My granddaughter loves tiny things and a quilt like this would be perfect for her. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Your pumpkin quilt is stunning!

Candi said...

I sewed a pumpkin table toppermany moons ago.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is lovely, and I like the addition of the pumpkins!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi, Bea! I am smiling at your name because I had a good friend in elementary school named Bea. I've never met another one until now! I just love your pumpkin-themed quilt. The closeup photos of the fabrics show the delicate pattern they sport - so very pretty. And I give you huge kudos for working with one-inch strips. Yikes! So pretty, so small, and so easy to go wrong! This is a lovely finish and I thank you for sharing it with us. ~smile~ Roseanne

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great way to hop! Pumpkins work and it can be used for fall too.

Carol S. said...

Oh my gosh, those tiny little blocks would have brought me to a screeching halt. Wow, you really did an amazing job on making them for this sweet pumpkin quilt! Halloween doesn't have to be scary and you've proven that with this pretty pumpkin quilt. Thank you for hopping with us!

Quiltsmiles said...

How perfect with your tiny! I too enjoy the fall colors without the Halloweenisms. Beautifully done, thanks!

Gene Black said...

You know, I don't think I have ever sewn anything with a pumpkin on it.

That is some tiny piecing.

For the love of geese said...

Mr Owl is saying he wants to come live with me. I love your mini and the owl.

rosemaryschild said...

Really cute! No, I have not sewn for any holiday yet! I have been collecting fabric for a Halloween wall hanging! May be a pumpkin when I do? Thank you, Susan

works4me said...

That is a really pretty quilt. I admire you for sewing with such tiny pieces.

sue s said...

I made some cute pumpkin placemats last year. I try to avoid applique so they were pieced. Oh my gosh-I have to get them out right now!

Nancy L said...

I have made a table runner and a mug rug with a pumpkin, but would love to make a quilt.

Lori Smanski said...

such a pretty quilt. i just love the colors. no i have not sewn a pumpkin on anyting yet. hmmm i think i need to rectify this. your owl is soooo adorable
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Sewgirl said...

I have several small fall quilts with pumpkins on them. Very festive for this time of year! Your quilt turned out great, I like the addition of your appliqué pumpkins!

Judy1522 said...

Your quilt turned out great and yes those little blocks are so cute. I have not yet made a quilt with pumpkins. Someday I hope to as a pumpkin theme can be used through Thanksgiving.

ytsmom said...

I love Halloween and all things fall!! You make the cutest owls, I would love it to come live with me.

Danette said...

I have sewn a matching table runner and placemats a few years back that have pumpkins on them. I love them and bring them out each fall. Thank you.

Mary Ann said...

Wow, those are tiny squares. I like the opposing borders too, that was a nice touch. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win.

Denise :) said...

I just love the combination of oranges and purples! And PUMPKINS! Great design and project!! :)

Denise :) said...

Oh, and yes ... a LOT of my autumn projects include pumpkins!! ;)

Kathy H said...

I have sewn many projects with pumpkins on them. Autumn is my favorite season so I have a lot of decorations. I really liked your idea of the different fabrics for 2 of the sides and mitering them. I’ve stalled on several projects because I didn’t have enough border fabric to go around. Great idea. Thanks.

Vicki in MN said...

Well you bet I have sewn something with pumpkins on it, in fact working on 2 identical little wall hangings with pumpkins on it today. Your little quilt turned out adorable with those teeny tiny 4 patches.

Farm Quilter said...

I have never sewn anything with a pumpkin on it. I am really loving this blog hop and all the fun Halloween creations everyone is making. Your quilt is lovely and perfect for autumn!!!

Sharon Aurora said...

I have sewn several things with pumpkins on them. I love fall themed decor.

wendy said...

I am not a Halloweeny type of person. I will celebrate the harvest time though and have done a few projects with pumpkins. Love the little pieces and your end results. Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

Love your quilt and I also find working with tiny pieces fun.

tac73 said...

I do like making designs with pumpkins and other fall themed projects.

Audrey said...

I have sewn several projects with pumpkins from mug rugs to placemats to table toppers and runners both quilted and with wool felt. I have yet to make a quilt with pumpkins but it is on the to-do list. Thanks for sharing today.

Quilting Tangent said...

Never made any thing with a pumpkin, unless you count a pumpkin pie. I don't know how you sew on a sewing machine those tiny pieces. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Nancy D said...

I made a table topper from a Primitive Quilts magazine that had a few pumpkins on it. Turned out cute.

sharon g said...

I designed quilt stitching patterns many years ago with a pumpkin. I did a calendar quilt, so Oct. was a pumpkin.

barbara woods said...

only applique.

Karrin Hurd said...

Absolutely adorable quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karrin Hurd said...

I actually just finished quilting a pumpkin quilt, and just finished making 3 pumpkin table runners

@lutzcats said...

Yes, I made them PURPLE PUMPKINS!

Joye with an e said...

I use cut out a gift bag today from some leftover fabric that has tiny pumpkins on it!
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Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have sewn things with pumpkins on them. I just used pumpkin fabric for a guild project on Monday, too. I live your owl pin cushions. I'm using one of the pin cushions I got when I was part of the exchanges a while back, for my current project.

tpott said...

I have that pumpkin die from my Accuquilt cutter, thanks for reminding me I totally forgot. Fall colors are my favorite, your quilt looks fantastic. I’m loving this blog hop!

nancy c said...

yes, I just made the "Chills and Thrills" pumpkins from the Thermo web site . They are real cute! Love you quilt :)

Calicojoan said...

Very cute! Love those mini 4 patches

Danice G said...

Your quilt is very autumn-ish and pretty. The autumn colors are perfect.

Danice G said...

OH, I have sewn several quilts with pumpkins on them.

tink's mom said...

This is an amazing piece of work. I'd be insane doing that much tiny work. Well it would still be in my UFO pile. Your's is wonderful and fits into this hop perfectly. Also love that little owl.

apple blossom said...

I don't recall sewing anything with a pumpkin on it before

GranChris said...

I made a pumpkin quilt for my grandson a few years ago. He wanted one for some reason.

Robin said...

I put pumpkins on anything I make for Fall. I much rather make Fall items rather than scary Halloween big items. Thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

Look at those tiny pieces. Amazing. I love pumpkins and have already made 3 projects with them this year so far.

Sally said...

Great little wuilt, thanks!
I've made many projects with pumpkins, some get turned into jack-o-lantern projects. Great fun

Sherry said...

Love your quilt and the pumpkin addition just made it perfect. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

oh Gosh, Lots of Pumpkins sewn into projects. They are my favorite!

Jan said...

THank you for sharing your talent!

Dix in Canada said...

I have sewn several mini quilts & mug rugs with pumpkins on them - such fun for seasonal décor. Love your tiny pieces quilt & the pumpkins add to the finished project nicely. Thanks for sharing your creativeness!
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Kathleen said...

I was foolded - I thought at first it was a much bigger quilt. I am not so sure I would have been happy with those teeny strips but it looks fab!

Sandra C. said...

Hi Bea: Can you help out a beginner and post/share the whole pattern for the mini quilt. I need more instructions since I have a hard time just winging it (or I end up in a LOT of trouble, LOL). This is really cute and I think it would be perfect for top of my treadle sewing machine. Thanks, Sandra