Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It's My Day For The Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop

Just a note: I have a double trouble day of two projects happening...Pick A Pumpkin blog hop
and Riley Blake Design's Dragon blog tour. You can find the Dragons HERE.

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks came up with the perfect idea for a fall blog hop...Pick A Pumpkin! 
All we had to do was have a pumpkin somewhere on our project.
Thank you, sweet Carla, for gathering us together to sew and share!


I started this quilt a few years ago from a laser cut kit I purchased at Quilted Works.
I love all the little applique details, but one thing after another got in the way and suddenly
all those little details overwhelmed me. It became a (gasp) UFO!
Fast forward to a quilt retreat this summer with friends and out came the quilt. 
It has pumpkins (which meets the requirements) and ta-da...it's done!

Here it is at the golf course...


...the museum...


...and in front of an old house in Hurricane, Utah.


I love our little outings and my "crew" is the best at holding up or positioning the quilt!


An acorn house


A pilgrims house with pumpkins


A barn with a quilt and scarecrow


A festive house with another pumpkin...love that owl!


The quilting is gorgeous and was done by Quilted Works.
I usually let them pick the design and threads...I've never been disappointed!


The back of this quilt has minky on it and will be a Christmas gift for someone special.


There's lots of pumpkin inspiration happening this week...don't miss out on any of them!

Monday, November 5th

Tuesday, November 6th

Wednesday, November 7th

Thursday, November 8th


Thanks for stopping by!


53 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

What a cute quilt, thanks for sharing!

Fischtown Lady said...
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Fischtown Lady said...

This is a wonderful quilt! Love him! So many cute deails!
Greetings Marita

sketchrs said...

Beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing.
Ronelle

GranChris said...

Absolutely wonderful and I love the owl.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

What a sweet quilt and double win. You finished a UFO and had something super cute for the blog hop.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love all the cute Fall elements.

Suzy Webster said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Carol said...

This quilt is awesome! I love all the detail in it! It was perfect for this hop.

krislovesfabric said...

Lots of cute details on this one :)

works4me said...

That is well traveled quilt. :) The details on the quilt are great. I agree - love tat owl. Congratulations on finishing it this year. I am sure the recipient will love it.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Carol, this quilt is gorgeous!! I'm so glad it's no longer a UFO and you shared it with us! I wouldn't mind trying to find that kit myself as I'm getting more and more into applique!! Great job. Thanks for sharing and making me go on a search! LOL

beaquilter said...

Oh wow! this is gorgeous!! makes my project look pitiful... Yours is just awesome!

Denise :) said...

This is really darling -- I love the acorn house! Such fun! :)

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Very cute! Great job on finishing! You find so many cool places for your photo shoots.

LJ said...

Thanks for sharing close-ups of the houses because they are just so cute; I can understand how the 'little pieces' could overcome. It's a perfect pumpkin quilt. Thanks to you quilt holder - dang but he's good. Maybe he should write a posting on the tips and techniques of a holder - serious.

Kathleen said...

That's a fun pattern, too. Nice to have a reason to finish a UFO. I love the acorn and pilgrim houses - just a lovely idea. You are courageous doing two hops on one day.

Vicki in MN said...

That is one cute quilt-I am so glad it is no longer a UFO for you. Thank you for the close ups so we could enjoy it a bit longer!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Outstanding quilt and love the settings.

Annie said...

It’s a cute quilt Carol. I love how you take your quilts on little road trips for a photo session. I really must try doing that.

Moira said...

Nice quilt!

Susan said...

That is surely a lovely quilt, and it does have pumpkins! What a great finish! Thanks for sharing.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute quilt, like the acorn house.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Always love your photo shoots Carol! Your crew sure can hold nice and still. Oh yes and the quilt is gorgeous too!!

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE your quilt! Beautifully done!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

WHat a fabulous quilt. Love all the little details that you have to search for in each block - very special. You do such beautiful photo shoots!

Susan said...

That is so cute. My favorite is the acorn house.

Calicojoan said...

That's just adorable. Retreats are the best places to finish up those projects too. Love your backdrops and your quilt hanger. Perfect combination! :-)

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous. The detail is incredible - a real keepsake, Carol.

Scrapatches said...

This quilt is amazing! Congrats on turning a UFO into a beautiful finish ... :-) Pat

Sylvia Anderson said...

What a fabulous quilt Carole, and you're right, the crew does a great job holding it for picture taking, especially the photo with the nose resting on top of the quilt. lol

wendy said...

That is one of the cutest fall quilts I have seen, thanks for sharing!

Karla Brown said...

Wow -- your fall quilt is beautiful!

Sharon Aurora said...

Very unique and beautiful! Now I'm getting some design ideas. :)

Susan said...

That is one adorable quilt! Great close up pictures too!

Charlene McCain said...

Carol, this quilt is breathtaking! What an undertaking. I have long admired this quilt kit, but have never gotten the nerve to attempt it. You did a super job!
p.s. I visited the Riley Blake post and love your castle and dragons quilt!

tink's mom said...

Lots of sweet pumpkins in not so traditional settings. Love them, each and every one. And your personal Kilroy is so darn helpful.

Carla said...

Gorgeous quilt, Carol. I love that you were able to finish a UFO and kill 2 birds with one stone for the blog hop. Your quilt is the perfect addition to the hop and so inspirational with all those little "homes". Your crew is awesome too. Thank you, my friend, for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop!

anna brown said...

Wow looks like alot of work but so pretty....happyness04431@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

Love this quilt, it's sooo...cute!

Super Mom - No Cape! said...

What a beautiful quilt! Whoever receives it is going to love it!

Sherry said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I love the detail and your work is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

ShirleyC said...

Your quilt is too, too cute!

teachpany said...

Really cute project, and great photos. So glad you can enjoy it now!

Sandi1100 said...

Congrats on getting a UFO done and that it has pumpkins on it. It's very cute. Thanks for sharing.

MaryBeth said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous quilt!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your quilt is lovely! I really like the color tone. Having a quilt holder really helps.

KathyK said...

I love this quilt. Is this a pattern that can be purchased?

nicolesender said...

Your quilt is outstanding!

Kathy E. said...

Oh my, what a fabulous quilt! All of those little applique pieces are so much fun to look at...I can see why you'd get overwhelmed! Now you can call it a job very well done and enjoy gifting it to a special person in your life. It will bring smiles for many years to come!

KaHolly said...

Carol, honey, this quilt is absolutely delightful! Sew much work went into its creation. And I so enjoyed your photo shoot.

Createology said...

Congratulations on finishing such a fabulous UFO. I love everything about this quilt. Your crew is amazing with his ability to hold such heavy quilts in such great scenery. November Blessings Dear...<3

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Congratulations, your quilt finish is beautiful and I am glad is no longer a UFO. Love all the details and close up photos, this quilt was worth all that quite considerable effort.