Sunday, November 6, 2011

Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate…

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If you have a preschooler, I am sure you’ve been singing that song recently!  I saw this beautiful tablerunner which referenced this tablerunner.  I tried my best to make my own--they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
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When I saw those cute little pumpkins, I knew I needed to make myself one.  And my sister-in-law asked for a fall themed tablerunner measuring exactly 13 x 33 inches, so I made her one with a border that fits to her specifications.  Ours is a little longer, probably 11 x 42 inches.
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My husband wasn’t a fan of the taller pumpkins, so I think if you are going to make one, you would want shorter and squatter pumpkins.  I just joined together scraps and then made 4 small squares to make a snowball block.  I made the 4 snowball-making squares various sizes for each of the pumpkins.   Bea was even able to sew the diagonal line on each square!  She really loved helping.
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Although I personally like the crazy pumpkins, I think they look better with vertical piecing.
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I went with one of my smaller labels for my sister-in-law’s tablerunner.  I wrote my name and the year on the label.  This is the first time I’ve used an indelible quilt marker.  I have two larger labels with my name on them, but because this runner is kind of smallish, I wanted to use something size appropriate.   I have a few charms left from a Grand Finale pack and think I might make a few more of these.  They fun, fast, and easy!

11 comments:

  1. That's such an adorable table runner. I absolutely love it. I like that you used both taller and smaller pumpkins, makes it more fun.

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  2. I love it! I even like the tall ones.

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  3. Fabulous! Really really neat! Love it :)

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  4. Amazing that Bea is a little quilter already, she is so young! I like the mix of big and small pumpkins and maybe I like the tablerunner with the polkadotbinding a little bit more. You should tell your husband that there ARE lots of tall pumpkins so your tablerunner is just realistic (and very pretty) ;-)

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  5. Lovely pumpkins! I really like that some are taller... it adds interest to the whole thing. Good job!

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  6. Very cute! I made one - more like the scottie dog pattern, but smaller. They are really fun, aren't they?

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  7. Love the pumpkins, all of them! Great job!

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  8. Okeee, my sincere opinion...is that, YOUR pumpkin runner FAR outshines the one on the other blog that you had the link to!

    And, I really LUV the different sizes of pumpkins - tall and short. Pumpkins come in different sizes and it's fitting that they would be different sizes in your runner.

    Fun blog!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com
    =) new follower =)

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