Monday, April 28, 2014

Salvaged Pumpkin Patch in Spring

What am I doing making a mini pumpkin quilt in April?! But isn't it cute?

This is a modified design based on what was leftover after my son took a pair of scissors to it!

This is what I found when I came back after making lunch... Even the dog knew something was wrong. haha

At this point I could see something really bad had happened...
This is just a tiny little quick project but I still stood there, frozen with my hands over my mouth.


Surveying the damage...
Three out of six of the rows had been pretty well maimed. I decided to try a layout with just the large pumpkin but found that I was still short about 4 oranges. After diving (picture dumpster diving) into my "stash" I surfaced with a couple acceptable replacements and swapped them in. I don't know about you, but it takes me a really long time to figure out how to make everything random. Isn't there a quilting term for that? If not, there should be.  I had to disassemble a lot of it to remove the cut up pieces and make the new design work. I still had fun even though it was pretty annoying walking in and finding that situation under the table. But I couldn't get mad. I know he wasn't trying to wreck anything - he was just trying to quilt! And who can fault him for that... I'll tell you though - it made me realize I need to step up my security system for my Jane Stickle quilt. Right now I have all my blocks in a couple bags and was planning on basting them to a king-sized sheet til I can finish it

So who needs two pumpkins anyway... There's still some stitching and finishing to do.

2 comments:

  1. oh my depending on how old he is I think he would be in deep do do in my house!!!! scarry all young ones like to cut hair usually but your project hmm how old is he? good luck

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  2. Hi, I've followed and admired your Dear Jane plans and progress with interest.
    Have you ground to a halt? I did comment once before saying that I hoped to try your idea of re-arranging the blocks to make a secondary pattern, I'm trying and phew what a lot of work you put in. Margaret.

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