Welcome back to my Pumpkin Patch. I hope you had time to give yesterday’s tutorial, The Perfect Pumpkin a try. As you can tell by now–I LOVE Halloween and October and Autumn! I love the color orange. I hope you aren’t getting tired of orange–I have a few more orange projects to come this month!
In the quilt above, I employed variations of three quilt tutorials: The Perfect Pumpkin (HERE), The Greek Key (HERE) and The Spider Web (HERE). Then I added a few whirls, twirls and spirals to fill in the spaces–no stippling for me! (Have I told you–I can’t stipple-even though it’s often described as a beginner pattern?!)
I know many followers of The Inbox Jaunt are stitching on long arm sewing machines–lucky you! However, many of us are using domestic sewing machines. I stitch on a Bernina 820 most of the time, though I still love my Bernina 150. I only mention this to give encouragement. In the words of Tim Gunn–“Make it work”. That is–make it work with what you have! I frequently am asked if I use a BSR–a stitch regulator. I do not. I learned without one and when I tried one, I thought it threw off my own rhythm. Many people like them, so I think they are worth a try, but remember –they are not necessary!
If you need a little refresher on setting up your sewing machine, see my post Seven Steps to Free Motion Quilting HERE.
I’m off. I think I will finish my Halloween projects this week so I can start on my other favorite holidays–Thanksgiving and Christmas! Sew many ideas….Sew little time…