Sunday, November 6, 2011
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate…
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!
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.
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.
Although I personally like the crazy pumpkins, I think they look better with vertical piecing.
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!