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  • Pumpkin Seed Quilting Design

  • I love to design my own quilt patterns and share them. I am a confessed lover of vintage and reproduction fabrics, my favorite thing to do is applique.
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Pumpkin Seed Quilting Design

Working on the Whimsical Baskets Quilt, I decided to add a Pumpkin Seed Quilting Designto the background of the applique center. I have always loved the pumpkin seed quilting design,  it fits in so many places and always enhances the quilting. Initially I had thought a simple cross hatch design would be enough, but after adding the pumpkin seed design the quilt is taking on a wonderful new look that I am loving. It gives the quilt a lattice look behind the applique, which looks delightful... Pumpkin Seed Quilting Design / Pine Valley Quilts   Pumpkin Seed Quilting Design / Pine Valley Quilts To quilt the Pumpkin seed design I have used Aurifil 50 weight Thread. The Aurifil thread is 100 percent cotton and plays very well with the linen background fabric I have used for the applique centre of the Whimsical Baskets Quilt. Aurifil Mako thread is also a 50 weight 2 ply cotton which makes it a good weight. The Pumpkin Seed Quilting Design has enough lift to be seen, but still letting the applique be the main focus. I am loving how this quilt is really taking shape, trying to take the quilting on this quilt slowly and enjoying the process. With this awful wet weather we are having I will be working on this quilt today and hope to have the centre finished. Happy Stitching Sharon    
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Comments on this post (7)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Your appliques are so lovely. What a wonderful work!

    — knettycraft

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Your pumpkin seeds are wonderful, add depth. I must remember for one of my quilts.

    — Ginabeth

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Love it! Reasonably labour intensive, but so worth it.

    — leeanne

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Great choice Sharon, the pumpkin seeds are the perfect backdrop for your applique :-)

    — Raewyn

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Hi Anudge
    Thanks you for your kind words. Yes I did mark and stitch a crosshatch grid first in fine thread. This makes it easy to free motion the pumpkin patch design.

    — Sharon Keightley

  • Aug 03, 2016

    The applique and quilting are wonderful! I’m wondering if you marked a grid before you started that pumpkin seed motif. It’s very effective.

    — anudge

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Beautiful work and the background is so neat!

    — Connie Campbell

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