Monday, September 24, 2012

"THE GREAT PUMPKIN QUILT" FINISHED

Finally complete!  "The Geat Pumpkin Quilt".  I can't get a full right on picture of the quilt.  I tried pinning the quilt to my design wall but it immediately fell off even with pins holding it.  I don't have a wood fence to pin it to.  And only one person to hold it, so I just draped it over the sofa and then a picture taken with it on the floor.


The pattern set was designed by "Briar Rose"  and here is the website.  I started this quilt in 2008.  An early post I found about it was in August of that year.  The applique is fused and then machine stitched. So it was four years in the making   Actually, the  top was ready for quilting for quite some time.  And that was done for me by Mary of Quilt Hollow.  She did wonderful custom quilting on it.  A fine finish and in time for fall display.

I received an e-mail asking me for information about a pattern for the quilt "Pumpkins and Turkey Feathers". I inadvertently deleted the e-mail before replying and I don't remember who asked.  So my best effort will be to give the answer on my blog post.  It is a Jan Patek design.  It was published in a Quilt Mania issue a few years ago but I don't remember which one.  I did not keep the pattern.  I have been told that the pattern is in Jan's book "We Gather Together" and that is still available for purchase.  I hope that helps.

Lots of sewing going on here and I need to get back to it.  Have a good day and take time to sew a bit.

Karen

50 comments:

Lida said...

Both look fantastic! Greetings
Lida

Cheryl said...

Uh, yum! I love a pumpkin quilt and yours is perfect! Is that a turkey sitting on one of them...makes me smile.

Julierose said...

Oh, I really love that "Great Pumpkin" quilt. You did a super job on that one!! So cheery and fun--I am tempted to get that pattern!!...Julierose

sara said...

I love your "Great Pumpkin" quilt...

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love you quilts...so festive!!!

Carolyn :0

Cisca said...

O, that pumpkin quilt is so yummy, I love it. And the Jan Patek one is great, too, I remember it.
Have a nice day, Cisdca

Radka said...

I love your pumpkin quilt, Karen it is fantastic! Well done :-)

Friendship Crossing said...

Looks like it took a lot of work, but it turned out beautifully! the chicken one is cute too!

Tanya

Me and My Stitches said...

I love the Great Pumpkin! So cool. My favorite block is the one with the stars and the crow. How awesome!

Loris said...

Beautiful and fun! I love these pumpkins, especially that row at the top. It's tough to pick a favorite of the other blocks but the block with the crow and stars is pretty cool. Awesome finish!

audrey said...

I adore your pumpkins and turkey feathers quilt especially. It's very whimsical which I always enjoy. Congrats on finally finishing up your pumpkin quilt too! Great time of year to be enjoying that particular finish.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

All I can say is OMGOSH...that is sooooo cute! Both of them, but especially the fall pumpkin quilt! Darling. Simply darling! Due to the size will you put it on a bed or hang it?

cucki said...

i love the Pumpkins so much! So sweet xxx

Kindred Quilts said...

Great looking quilts! I love the greens, oranges, and blacks in the Jan Patek.

Allie said...

I love them both so much - wow you make the greatest quilts, Karen!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh, the pumpkin quilt is just darling! Thanks for the link to the pattern site.

Darlene said...

Your Pumpkin quilt is fabulous, Karen. It was on my to do list for a very long time.

Carrie P. said...

two great quilts for fall. thanks for sharing them.
I am going to pick up a quilt from Mary this weekend.

Colleen said...

It turned out Gorgeous, Karen!!! Now I wish I could have stuck with it. I remember why I loved it so much in the first place!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your quilt is wonderful!! Congratulations on your finish.

Raewyn said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous - love the colours and yes it will be perfect for autumn. Actually your second one is lovely too! Great finishes.

Darlene D said...

Love that pumpkin quilt!

Anonymous said...

I still LOVE this one!!!!

sunny said...

I Love your pumpkin quilt!! It's just perfect for this time of year.

Wendy said...

Anything with pumpkins is fantastic. I love it!

SweetPepperRose said...

whow, 4 years, and it's stunning! I need your perseverance.
JoAnn

Dora, the Quilter said...

Orange is my lest favorite color, but I do love your pumpkin quilt.
It's so fun--and if I had it, it would be out on display. That says quite a bit!

Yvette said...

I just adore your Great Pumpkin. I keep saying I want to make this quilt but every year passes and I don't get started. You did a fantastic job!

Kelli said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I just recently got the pattern and I imagine it will take me longer :) Love the turkey and pumpkin quilt as well. Always enjoy seeing your work.

Marie said...

Love the pumpkins, fall is my favorite time of year and the colors are so beautiful. I am sure you will enjoy this one very much.!

ranette said...

Love both of your Fall quilts! I need to get my great pumpkin quilt out.....the only problem is that it's more like summer here in Oklahoma right now.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love your pumpkin quilt! My fav is the one with the flag.

Lori said...

Congratulations on finishing a wonderful quilt! I've always admired that pattern!!

Kaaren said...

What an awesome finish, Karen! I think that is my favorite of all the quilts that you've made.

I can't really see the quilting but if Mary did it then I know it must be beyond gorgeous.

Enjoyit for many years to come.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I really LOVE your Great Pumpkin quilt! It turned out awesome!

Doniene said...

Wonderful, wonderful!!!

LuAnn said...

I love your pumpkin quilt!!

Kyle said...

Your Great Pumpkin Quilt is fantastic. You're ready for the season. Well done!

Elzaan said...

Congratulations on the finish. It is a marvelous quilt!

Beverley said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Barb said...

I love both of your quilts!! The quilting is wonderful and I really really like the colors in the Pumpkin and Turkeys quilt. that black and greenish color are just great!!

Sue said...

What a wonderful pumpkin quilt !!! Great finish !

I am in love with the pumpkin & Turkey feathers quilt. The fabric is just perfect ! I will have to find that pattern. Thanks !

Rose Marie said...

Great finish on your pumpkin quilt! that reminds me to take my pattern out of storage and get working on it .... one day.

Texan said...

I tootled over here from quilt hollow blog. I have been working on the Great Pumpkin quilt now for a couple years myself! Yours looks fantastic. I just got mine back out in the last couple weeks. I only lack a couple blocks and I have the blocks done. :O). I have been undecided on the sashing, I like yours. :O)

Linda said...

Your finishes are gorgeous!!!! That Pumpkin quilt is on my all time favorite list!!

Anne Heidi said...

Your pumkin quilt is just gorgeous!!!

paulette said...

This quilt is on my Bucket list...it's in Quiltmania #61! Love it! Thanks for reminding me...haha
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Scattered Threads said...

Oh how beautiful they both are. My favorite fall motif, "Pumpkins". Awesome!!!

Jackie:))

Noreen said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I like the variety of pumpkins.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow what a stunning quilt. So beautiful and ready just on time for October :-) congratulations!!