Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Grungy gourds....

Well, I'm popping in mid-week to share my latest quilt top. All the popular kids are making Cluck Cluck Sew's Pumpkins patterns and I wanted to join in the fun. You can see the pattern here.  I've seen a lot of great versions of this pattern on Instagram...which you can view here... but being the kind of person who doesn't follow directions well, I went off on my own path.

First, I decided to use only Moda Grunge fabrics... I LOVE LOVE LOVE Grunge and there were some gorgeous oranges, greens and golds, not to mention the new ones with polka dots. Second, I decided I didn't want to make the pumpkins with all the squares... I'm lazy... I figured big pieces of Grunge would be fine. And third, although I had plenty of FQs I also had some charm squares and layer cakes of Grunge I wanted to incorporate into this quilt... stir all this up and this is what you get...

the colors are more vibrant in real life... check out my pic on IG which you can see here. Well I am totally in love with this top. It was quick... I started less than a week ago and I didn't work on it every day... I think I put about 3 sessions into this.

I started off with these two blocks which used some charm squares... they weren't going to be big enough so I inserted the little sashing strips....

And while I liked these two I didn't LOVE I moved onto doing blocks with strips...

Now I liked these a lot...particularly with that little strip in each as I thought it tied them to the charm square blocks... but these took more time...and I'm lazy I then switched back to making the rest of the blocks from one piece of Grunge...and oh these just make me happy happy happy!!!

Deep rust...

Mustard-y gold... and this shows how fickle my phone is with pictures... this is the same background fabric but it looks gray here when it is definitely taupe...

White...oh I LOVE white pumpkins!!!

And pale green...

which reminds me of this gourd I bought the other day at the grocery store...

Please ignore the dying marigolds that need to be dead-headed...bad gardener...

Anyway I am very very happy with this quilt.  I think I may quilt this top myself as I'd like to use it this season and my long arm gal is backed up... not sure how I'll quilt it but it has to be easy and quick... I don't have the attention span for anything complicated.

And the icing on the cake for this quilt top is the comment that Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew left on my IG post.... OMG... I'm absolutely thrilled that the designer of the pattern liked my interpretation of her can see the comment here.

Hope your week is going well. I heard from my friend in Florida and she is back in her damage... how wonderful is that??? Now she doesn't have power yet, but keeping her fingers crossed that it comes back soon.

happy stitching -
carol fun


  1. I like your Grunge pumpkin quilt top. I looks super especially with the sashing in the pumpkins.

  2. Wow, you work magic with that grunge! Love all the different pumpkins. Totally unique.

  3. Fun, fun, fun! I love Grunge, too; haven't seen the dots yet. There's enough variation in the fabric that you didn't need to piece them with squares.

  4. Oh, just adorable! My favorite are the green polkadot ones.

  5. I love that quilt top. It will be perfect to have on display in the Fall!!

  6. It is gorgeous! No need to have it look like everyone else's. And I love your green gourd. Hmmmm.......I wonder if I need a pumpkin quilt?

  7. You've made this pattern your own. It turned out terrific!

  8. SO CUTE!! Guess I'm not cool at all cause I've not heard of these gourds. Gonna hafta look into what all the fuss is about! Thanks a lot (NOT!) LOL

  9. Another fabulous quilt--not sure how you keep pumping them out, as well as your stitching, knitting, gardening, etc.! Do you ever sleep???

  10. Love your pumpkin quilt...those grunge fabrics are fantastic!

  11. My sister has an October birthday - she loves fall and pumpkins and the like - loved this post.

  12. Love the pumpkin blocks! Really gets me in the mood to work on my October quilt!!!

  13. Your pumpkins are great and the grunge line really works perfectly for them. I just got my first few pieces of grunge.
    love that background too!

  14. Your pumpkins are super cute, love the grunge fabric.


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