Monday, October 27, 2014

Frosted Pumpkin

   A little thread painting on the pumpkin----aka "frosting" from a comment made by fellow blogger, The Rogue Quilter.    I liked that description, so I blatantly stole it.  I began this wall hanging a couple of weeks ago...click here for that post. ...and the link to the pattern at The Quilt Rat blog.

 
   I really did not do as much thread painting as I planned.  I got tired of battling the batik fabric versus the thread shredding.  I switched to a large needle just to finish up what I did do.  
   I wasn't quite sure how to finish this one off, and finally went with a simple inset frame.  Using the same fabric on the outer border gives the effect of a floating design.
 
    On to the quilting part....that was a lot more fun!  I went for a McTavishing style pattern around the appliques.  I am doing better at this style, but I still find I get in a rut and keep making the same curves.  I should have changed direction more often.....more practice needed.  The outer border got a quick flame style free motion quilting that mimics the inner style.
   My overall size ended up about 18" by 25".  The pieces are quite small....if I do another one, I will try to enlarge it a bit.
   Don't forget the Blogger's Quilt Festival  .  Nominate your favorite this week.  Voting begins at the end of the week!  Happy stitching. 

12 comments:

  1. What a pretty little piece for the season.

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  2. This turned out beautifully! It all came together so well.
    I think your McTavishing looks great. I just recently read through much of Karen's book on "Mastering the Art of..." and she emphasizes that each of us will develop our own unique look, and we should put the "ing" on the end of our own last name and make it ours!

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  3. I think your quilting is quite beautiful, and love how this turned out. Great autumn quilt.

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  4. What a beauty! Love the Pumpkin colours and your quilting really is lovely!

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  5. Love it! The quilting looks fantastic!

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  6. That came out really beautiful, I love the leaf colors. I think the quilting is stunning, you're making your own style and it's beautiful.

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  7. Your pumpkin quilt is perfectly stunning. The quilting is really lovely and easy to see on this cream fabric. The thread painting on the pumpkin is divine. Creative Pumpkin Bliss...

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  8. So now I'm envisioning an entire patch of pumpkins with the thread glistening like frost on them! This turned out so very pretty!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love how you quilted the pumpkin. It makes it stand out beautifully and gives it lots of texture. I also love the overall design and the large white border. Perfect for fall decorating!

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  10. A great post to rejuvenate....I wish more bloggers stopped by as the thread painting is so cool!!

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