Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop

Lets start with a great big thank you to Carla for staging another terrific blog hop.  Thanks also to all of the hoppers who are participating, sharing their talents and ideas.

Now on to my offering this time around.  I had a tough time coming up with a way to pick my pumpkin.  I love pumpkins but tend to view them as Halloween decor not Fall decor.


Like this recent design by  Elizabeth Coughlin Designs that I fell in love with.

Carla set this hop for the first week of November, definitely not Halloween.

In  one of my  recent posts I showed the receiving blankets I made using this you tube video from Missouri Star Quilts

While I was looking at the blankets all rolled up ready for gifting I had the idea that I could maybe change the sizing/shape and make an easy to do table runner using some of the home dec pumpkin fabric I had stashed away.


Totally fall - perfect for my coffee table


It has no batting, and I did no quilting.  It has a bit of top stitching to hold the layers in place and that's all,  just like the blanket construction.


Well that got me to thinking I could maybe put some batting inside and whip up a set of placemats.

I just stuck the batting in before closing up the turning hole and secured it with the top stitching and an extra round of stitching in the border.  I'm really thinking that the next time I'll skip the batting. I'm really not seeing the need especially if you want to whip up a set for a family holiday meal with lots of attendees.


And then, why not some coasters. I fussy cut the centers and again slipped in the batting and did some additional top stitching of the border to hold it in place.


I am going to list the approximate measurements I used to cut my fabrics as well as the measurements for the finished pieces just in case any of you want to try this and not have to do the math thing.

Table Runner Finished at 14.5 x 32.5

Border/backing fabric cut at 18 x 36
Focus fabric cut at 12 x 30

Placemat Finished at 11.5 x 15.5

Border/backing fabric cut at 15 x 19
Focus fabric cut at 9 x 13

Coaster finished at  6 in square

Border/backing fabric cut at  8.5 in square
Focus fabric cut at  4.5 in square



I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Happy Fall.  

Below is the list of the rest of the participants in this hop.  If you missed any of them it is time to go back and visit them.  So many wonderful ideas are at your finger tips.


Monday, November 5th

Tuesday, November 6th

Wednesday, November 7th

Thursday, November 8th




32 comments:

  1. I am SO flattered you stitched up my stitchery and included it in your post! It looks great in all black! And I love your table set; it would be perfect for a festive Thanksgiving!

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  2. Your table runner, placemats, and coasters are perfect for Thanksgiving! Great job. Thanks for sharing! I like the way you think!!

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  3. I love the pumpkin fabric you used in your table runner, placemats and coasters. Great idea for fall décor. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Great use of the cute pumpkin fabric. You're all set for some pumpkin pie.

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  5. What a beautiful layout!! And you can use them all the way through November -- clever!! :)

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  6. That is such a soft and beautiful pumpkin print fabric. It made for a lovely runner, mats, and coasters set. I've done several runners with no batt, they lay nicer.

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  7. Terrific job of thinking outside the box! Placemats and mug rugs of fussy cut, home dec fabric .... who'd of thought these could work so well?!
    Connie

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  8. Awesome projects! I'm going to make some of these, esp since I have no fall placemats. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That's a great idea. I think they were done quickly which is wonderful. I especially like those coasters - perfect for the season and show-casing the pumpkins was just right.

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  10. You made great use of a beautiful fabric - the coasters are my favorite!

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  11. That fabric is gorgeous and your projects did it justice.

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  12. Those look very "fallish" and pretty.

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  13. Great set of table wear! I think the would make a wonderful shower gift or welcome gift for new home. Thanks for sharing them!

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  14. Perfection for the season. I love Elizabeth's stitchery too, and am thinking on turning it into a fusible applique design next year. Love your table settings.

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  15. Your stitches pumpkins look so adorable! That table set of yours gives me ideas f ou e Christmas gifts, they look great.

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  16. Beautiful pumpkin print in your table quilts. The simplicity of the pattern really showcases the fabric. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  17. Love the fabric you picked. Tyty for shring yourideas..

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  18. I love that fabric! Your projects are all so cute and useful!

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  19. Your projects definitely don't remind me of Halloween. They are lovely and very useful and so many. Thanks for reminding me that simple ideas often are the best because they get done.

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  20. I love your table runner, placemats and coasters. What a great idea to add some seasonal colors.

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  21. I love how it kept snowballing into making something else...you are so creative! You made these look so easy. Guess I'll have to try making some! Thanks!

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  22. Happy fall! That is a wonderful decorative set you've made. Thanks for the sizes and a little direction. Now I'll look through my fabrics and see what fall goodness I have! I might need to work on Christmas, though. =)

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  23. Wow, your table set is awesome and thank you for all those measurements. I'll be able to come back via the Pinterest board. Your little stitching of Elizabeth's design is super cute too. Thanks for sharing that one too. Also, thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop.

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  24. That's a great idea for something quick, and for a hostess gift, too. Thanks!

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  25. You certainly created a great pumpkin family of beautiful table protectors! They are all definitely perfect for autumn!!

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  26. Gorgeous pumpkin fabric and great way to showcase it! Beautiful projects.

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  27. Your table runner, placemats and coasters are great! Beautiful fabric. Love your embroidered design!

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  28. Love the fussy cut coasters... very effective. You now have a really lovely table set that definitely say autumn not halloween. :)

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  29. What a pretty table set! I love that you used what you already had in your stash.

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