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Sunday, October 29, 2017

pumpkin colors

Well i have been making and painting and sewing and quilting and  taking some photos when i make some progress. The excess humidity has rendered me lazy and lethargic and prone to wishing for naps for sometime. i finally am getting close to the finish of a mango inspired quilt, a little quiltie!
i have had the blocks pinned to a design board for most of the year.
if you have visited this blog before you might recall i am a painter of bland vanilla colored cotton fabric, turning it in to ALL the colors of the rainbow and saving the scraps and bits from previous work.
scrape pile of possibilities....

sewing random pieces and strips into squares is soothing

yummy threads to sew with!

Bernina  830 Record   hums along

 trimmed up 

 waiting for paint to dry......
 i painted  mangoish color on white background fabric 
for humid times it takes longer.

While waiting for paint to dry, made a few little guys,
i can use for pin cushions or just for fun.
(if you Google fabric pumpkin pin cushions you will find a ton of tuts.)
mine start with a circle of fabric.

Back in 1976
i had the fun of making this little slightly astigmatic pumpkin jack o lantern
from clay.  I am thankful he has survived this long!
Voltive candles from the drugstore are his favorite  food  to burn.
Have a great pumpkin day!

Be well, Sonja

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LA Paylor said...

beautiful colorful post! Pumpkins!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Your colors are luscious! It makes me want to dig out my fabric paints again.

quiltedfabricart said...

Your fabric makes me think of sherbert and Creamsicles. Lovely

sonja said...

Thank you LA, Sherrie,and Carol for your taking the time to read and comment. I enjoy reading all your colorful blogs weekly. Mahalo!

Jan said...

Your quilt looks absolutely delicious! I love those colors. I'm in the process of making a new quilt using the same basic style as it looks like you did. randomly stitching strips down to a base. How did you put the blocks together? How's progress? I look forward to seeing a completed quilt photo.

Julierose said...

Your painted fabrics are so lovely. Those pink pincushions are so sweet hugs, julierose