Updated: May 19
Tori McElwain from The Quilt Patch by Tori
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I love pumpkins! I love everything they represent: Fall, Halloween, fun, family, cooler weather, my family's recipe of pumpkin bread, crunchy colorful leaves, and more! Fall is my favorite time of year and I love that all the Fall and Halloween fabric comes out in July and August! That means there's more time to appreciate and celebrate the season! I wrote the Scrappy Pumpkin Patch Pattern to help represent all these wonderful things!
One of my most prominent goals in writing patterns is to make versatile patterns. This one is no different! I fell in love with a Fall fabric line in 2019 and made my first Scrappy Pumpkin Patch! This was when I was still making custom quilts as my main source of business. I couldn’t find a pattern that I liked so I made my own.
This year I pulled out my Halloween scraps to make a matching (style-wise) Scrappy Pumpkin Patch Table Runner and added 2 more scrappy blocks! The strip block and the very fun half-square triangle (HST) block! Feel free to turn the strip block sideways or up and down depending on what you like. Also have fun with the HST block! There are so many ways to turn and mix HST. They all look wonderful and can add a lot of versatility to your quilt!
You can use this wonderful little pumpkin block in so many ways! You can line them up, stack them on top of each other for a cute and quick wall hanging, or make them dance (one up, one down).
Choosing the quilting motif for both the throw and the table runner was easy! I wanted to go with my theme! For all the pumpkins I quilted in the texture of a regular pumpkin with curved lines. For the Fall themed throw, I free motion quilted vines with leaves between all the pumpkins. All these curvy lines helped soften the pattern and support the pumpkin patch theme.
For the Halloween themed table runner I knew I had to quilt spider webs! I laid out several colors of threads for the backgrounds (Purple Grunge!) and the pumpkins to see which I liked best. I chose to meander between the pumpkins to help soften those lines and make the pumpkins pop. I added the pumpkin texture lines with bright yellow, because that's what I liked best. Added a subtle purple spider web (because sometimes they're invisible), and decided to add grey for two more spider webs. I love how the grey pops and adds to the spooky feel! I did mess up on one, but it was a great opportunity to add a spider! So, was it really a mistake?
Whichever style and layout you choose, have fun and please share your creation! Use the hashtag at the top of the pattern, I would love to see what you create!
Enjoy the slideshow below!
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