Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins

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I think I’m the last person to have fabric pumpkins amongst the fall decorations…so it was time.   I really like the look of the full pieced pumpkins using this pattern

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Although I made the big mistake of using this upholstery fabric I found on clearance at Joann’s….bad idea.  I broke 2 needles making just this one pumpkin (which needs more stuffing).  Next time I’ll just use some cute cotton.  Now  back to sewing a Darth Vader cape…

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29 comments:

Kris said...

They are adorable! I have done the same thing using the heavy fabric!! Grrrr!

Jessica said...

The pumpkins are cute... but the Darth Vader cape would be much more appreciated at my house! LOL! I made my boys Jedi capes a couple of weeks ago and they said I was the best mom ever!

Staci said...

Cutie Patooties! Thanks for the tip about not using heavy fabric--you have saved my needles. And thanks for pointing me toward that pattern.

bears footprints said...

its lovely... i know what you mean by the needles i broke 4 in one night, not good hey x

Sandy said...

No, you're not the last one.. I still haven't jumped on this bandwagon yet. I hope to do one soon though!

Natalie said...

It cannot be a mistake... it looks gorgeous! You may be one of the last, but you are a standout!

Miss_Oakden said...

This is amazing, however I would argue that I like it without extra stuffing, its like each of our special with our individual lumps and bumps

Laura said...

Adorable

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Very very cute! :)

Leslie said...

Those are sooo cute! I might be the last person now not having any pumpkins!

debbie said...

Next time try using a heavier needle, such as a jeans needle. There may even be needles labeled for upholstry fabric. I like the fabric you used, don't be afraid of trying it again. light wt. fabric=small needle, heavy fabric=heavy needle, easypeasy.

Donna said...

cute pumpkin! and may the force be with you! :-)

Lesley said...

That's the prettiest fabric pumpkin I have seen...well done!

prsd4tim2 said...

I do like your little pumpkin just the way it is. And I'm sure your little guy will look great in his Darth Vader cape!

Kar said...

Those are very cute! I have similar ones that I made a few years ago. They are all over the house.

Mrs.Pickles said...

very cute. I have never made fabric pumpkins before either..now i will

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

Very cute!

daisy said...

those pumpkins are adorable :)

Barb said...

OOh, I want to make some of those. What about velveteen, I wonder?

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

Don't change a thing, the upholstery fabric works! It's more robust and less cutesy than dress/quilting cotton would have been. I like it a lot.
You're right, it could use a stuffing top-up, but that's easily done.
Love your blog, by the way.
Claire from http://HandmadebyClaireBear.com

girlsfour said...

I don't know for you if it was worth all the trouble, but your pumpkin turned out very nice. I like the fabric you chose, especially for fall.

Nancy said...

But the color of that fabric is wonderful.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the pumpkin. My 3 1/2-year-old grandson is being Darth Vader too. He is completely and utterly obsessed with all things Star Wars!

Malia said...

Thanks for this post, purchased the pattern and some fabric, now all I have to do is make some of my own!

Kim said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed my pattern :) Your pumpkin is absolutely gorgeous, even though it tried to eat your sewing machine! Happy Halloween!

BJ is Quilting! said...

fabulous!

Anita said...

I love the pumpkins! I've added the pattern to my favorites in Etsy so I can order it on payday. Thanks for sharing. :)

Aquilter said...

Your pumpkin is still cute...fully stuffed or not! Thanks for the inspiration. I think I will go sew me some pumpkins now :)

Gayle said...

The pumpkins are adorable.

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