Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Finished Go! Pumpkin Quilt

Hey all!  The fall weather seems to be here - at least right now - and with the return of fall comes the return of quilting weather yey!!

I decided to finish up the machine quilting on my Accuquilt Go! Pumpkin wall hanging I started a little while ago in the middle of August.  this was the free pattern that came with the pumpkin die and I thought it was really cute!  I had decided to have a bit of fun with the machine quilting so it took a little longer to finish than you'd think - being a smaller wall hanging.  Are you wondering what I mean?  Take a look at the second picture - a close-up.

 

Here is a close-up of the machine quilting.  you might want to click on the picture to enlarge it.

 

I used a 60 weight cotton thread in the background areas using a tight pebble design that makes the pumpkins and the half-square triangles really POP!  Then I used a 40 weight rayon thread, top and bobbin, to quilt a free-hand leaf vine motif.  Before you ask, no I didn't do this on my new frame - it was all table top.  The pebbling is very small and I wanted lots of control over the quilting.

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I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome the followers of Sweet P Quilting and Creations to Sunshower Quilts!  Paulette kindly featured my blog on her amazing blog today showing my love for my Go!   My regular readers know how much I love my Go! and I love to spread the word.  Well Paulette kindly helped to spread the love today so I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU and I hope that you will enjoy reading my blog.

Paulette has an amazing blog that is absolutely full of inspiration, ideas, tutorials and a taste of her life. Paulette also owns her own Go! so you'll find lots of inspiration there.  I know that you will want to grab a cup of tea and just over there now - you will be happy you did! 

6 comments:

Peggy said...

I just came over from Paulett's and joined your blog. I have GO! envy! I keep trying to win a Go!Baby on various blogs. It looks like a lot of fun.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful quilt and quilting! I loved that you told us about your thread choices. Blessings, Marlene

Connie said...

What a great looking wallhanging! You must be having lots of fun with your GO!

paulette said...

Thanks SEW much, Katrina!! You are too sweet!! I can see I'm going to have to break the Fall Medley die out of its packaging!! LOVE this gorgeous wall hanging!
Paulette

Anna said...

Love the pumpkin wall hanging and I can't believe that there is a die for pumpkins!

Michelle said...

I love that pumpkin die -- really should unwrap my own and start cutting!