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!


  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.

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

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

  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) ;-)

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

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

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

  8. Okeee, my sincere 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!

    =) new follower =)


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