What does a pumpkin sew?
A pumpkin patch.
Hahaha. It was just too good not to share.
Today, I’m excited to share my finished Seasonal Basics mini quilt with you.
A few weeks ago, I shared more detail on the Seasonal Basics collection from Riley Blake Designs. Seasonal Basics is a curated collection of holiday favorites including some new additions from Lori Holt.
I decided to work with the Halloween Basics. Those include Halloween Gunny Sack, 1/8’’ Halloween Stripe, Halloween Pin Dot, and a Halloween mix of Shades Basics. There is also a Christmas and Americana Basics collection. While these are great mixed in with your favorite holiday collections as a coordinate, they’re also amazing on their own!
I purchased PrimRose Cottage Quilt’s Pumpkins on Parade table runner pattern and with a little math and some foundation paper piecing, I added my own twist to the pumpkins. I love how the Halloween Basics really pop against the Shades Basics. Shades adds so much depth to these pumpkins, don’t you think?
While I could have made a million of these adorable pumpkin blocks, I decided to stop at nine. I added 2’’ sashing between the blocks and rows and then finished the quilt top with a 2 1/2’’ border before sending it to Threaded Quilting Studio to quilt. She used an orange peel, or as she likes to call it, pumpkin seed. Hehe. This mini quilt finishes around 31’’ x 35’’, which, if you know me is relatively big in comparison to my other quilts.
Okay, I’m off to finish decorating for Halloween. When do you start? Is September too early? Be sure to check out RBD’s blog for additional Seasonal Basics inspiration!
cut, sew, repeat…
the tattooed quilter