Every year I do a pumpkin art project with my students at school (I teach third grade). We make symmetrical pumpkins. As I hung them on the wall this year, it occurred to me that they would make a great quilt. So I got started! I pulled my favorite orange Island Batik fabrics of course!
I cut the orange pumpkin to go under the black (1/8 inside the outside line on that side). Then I used the fusible paper from the black to help me align the eye and eyebrow pieces.
I cut out the back of the fusible behind the big orange piece so it wouldn't be too stiff. This orange is from Island Batik's new Pumpkin Patch line! I just love it.
Here's the black half before cutting.
The final pumpkins!
The top is done! Ready to layer.
And it's quilted!
I had fun quilting pumpkins and swirls in the border.
I also had a blast with one of Marian's Halloween Faces for "The Challenge". This is about 8 inches square and so much fun. Who doesn't love a one-eyed lime green creature? Her directions were great and easy to follow!