Monday, February 28, 2011

Pumpkins and Spice





Tomorrow marks the end (for now) of my quilt hibernation. Last fall Peg and I decided to make this Pumpkins and Spice quilt together, beginning in March. Who knew that March would be here so quickly? But this gives us plenty of time to finish this before next fall.

We will start each week by chatting a bit about what we want to do - picking the block(s) for the week, and then we will sew our blocks and post progress on our blogs - so be sure and follow us both as we go on our quilting adventure.


These are my fabrics - I didn't go with the line that goes with the panel - just picked fabrics that coordinate with the panel, some I had and some I purchased. I probably won't use all of them, and mighty add in a couple more before it is all done - so this is what I have so far.



Here are two of the same pattern, done by two of my friends. Daisy made the one on the left and SueBee made the one on the right. Aren't they both fabulous? And it is so interesting to see the differences in the same pattern when different fabrics are chosen. I love them both!

SueBee made the first quilt and we all loved it so much when she brought it to show-and-tell at our monthly sew-in, that we just had to have the pattern. She was generous and gave away the pattern, since she was finished with it, but it was only one pattern so we began a Google search for the pattern and found that it was discontinued. But the good news was, that the company that made the pattern, though no longer selling it, was giving it away for free. If you would like to make this quilt - then go HERE and get the pattern for free.

The fabric panel you'll have to find on your own, I got mine from an artfire.com seller and Peg's was from the quilt shop in Anacortes, WA, though I think they are now out of it. The fabric line is made by Whimsicals for Red Rooster. Perhaps your local quilt shop has the panel.

Got my sewing machine threaded, supplies on the sewing table - ready - set - GO (tomorrow).

15 comments:

Barb said...

Such wonderful quilts!!!

A Garden of Threads said...

It looks beautiful. I love your fabric colours.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow they look great! Wonderful projects.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Gorgeous colours in your fabrics, looking forward to seeing more pics. What a great quilt!

Julie Fukuda said...

I am not a fan of patterns but I love seeing how quilters switch the fabrics and make their own statement

Lili said...

That is very cool to see them side by side like that. The one on the right reminds me a little bit of seeing a quilt in sepia tone in contrast to the more colorful one on the left. It will be fun to see yours all finished too. Hoping March comes in like a lion because surely we could use the lamb weather later on in the month! Happy quilting Jo! ~Lili

JoyceAnn said...

Hi JoAnn ~ Look forward to seeing your finished quilt , that pattern is beautiful. Love the Fall colors.

~ Blessings ~

Crispy said...

Sweet project!! I love the fabrics you have decided to use :0)

Did you get your crochet topper done yet?

Crispy

andsewon said...

Great quilts! Look forward to seeing your version! Ya know I adore Fall things!!
Hugs,
Lola

Deb Shucka said...

Yummy fabrics! You're making me itchy to pull my quilting stuff out and find a project to finish just so I can play in the colors.

Rowan said...

This will be a perfect quilt for autumn, I love your fabric colours.

Teresa said...

How fun. A friend and I are working on a project together too, but unfortunately she is working on hers, lol. Good luck and I will be watching to see how y'all do.

Sunny said...

Beautiful fabrics,Jo! I am so glad you had a break and are now getting back to something you do so very well!! I wonder from time to time if (when) I will hit the wall with painting.....

Purple Pam said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I like your fabric choices. What fun to make a quilt with a friend.

Rowan said...

This is a lovely design, I prefer the colourways on the left of the photo but that's just personal preference, I would always lean towards anything with those lovely autumnal colours in.