Design Wall Monday at Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts--lots of great stitching happening there.
After a recent whole house carpet cleaning, I reassembled the sewing room and spent some time rearranging and trying to put things out of sight--a difficult task when I have no closet and only one usable wall in the open family room I sew in. True to form, things exploded almost immediately after that attempt! I don't remember what prompted the dive into the box of leftover blocks and unfinished smalls, but suddenly I was pulling borders for pumpkin blocks made a year ago, to make into pillow covers. The blocks are about 12".
Younger daughter claimed this pumpkin and I laid out some backing options. Erica chose the stripe. I added narrow border strips of the same brown fabric as the churndash, to preserve the points as the cover bends around the pillow, not shown in this pic.
The other pumpkin in a churndash got a wider border of my favorite caramel dot. It is hard to find this color even in fall, sadly. Channel quilting just using the edge of the walking foot for spacing. The pillow back has been made and I cut binding from a reddish orange stripe print. I love decorating for Fall.
These are 2.5" squares in stacks of four and I will get a whole bunch of bonus HSTs when I sew them on the corners. I cut more than the required 80 so I will have more choices. I'm thinking I will need to lay out all the blocks, both pieced and wool, to avoid duplicate fabrics touching. But I won't drive myself crazy trying to be perfect about it!