Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pumpkin Table Runner

I was perusing at Jody's of Pleasant Home the other day and saw her pumpkin table runner. I knew I had to be a COPY CAT.

Thank you for the inspiration Jody. I've been looking to make a special something for a special someone.
My version.
There really isn't a pattern for this table runner. Each pumpkin is free formed and then you add enough white around the outside to come up with a large block. I chose to make each of my completed blocks 12" X 15"

It was fun to pull out some scraps that made me think of fall.

I am not one to machine quilt my projects, but this one looked small enough to attempt.

I'm not saying who is getting this present, because it's a surprise. Just know it was made with love.
Jody's inspiration, (and mine too) came from the artist Ingrid Press, who's quilts offer a repetition of shapes or motifs.
If you would like to read more about Ingrid, Sewn has done a guest interview:
This is the quilt that originally caught my attention, and drew me into Ingrid's work.
Several groups are blogging about her right now.
Ingrid was born in Germany but moved to England in 1965 when she married. She made her first quilt in 1998.
Ingrid is known for her "less is more" look.
She also prefers dense quilting.
Experimenting with Ingrid's style is on my to-do list. Don't you love her work?

16 comments:

Sherri said...

I love your table runner...and I always love finding out about "new to be" quilt artists from your blog!

Jana said...

So gorgeous with all the white surrounding the lil' pumpkins! Wish I had time to copy cat the copy cat! I love this!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Very cute! I like the simplicity of the design.

Carin said...

yours turned out just as cute!

Mel said...

DARLING!! thanks for the links!

Material Mary said...

What a fun technique. Less is more at times and quite refreshing. I thought of you today when I was in Red Rooster and bought 6 Kaffe Fassett fat quarters...
Mary

Annette said...

Jodi's runner struck my fancy too. And yours turned out just darling.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love her work and I love your runner, just darling!!

Kim Walus said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I loved Jodi's quilt and your fabric choices are a lot of fun too! Love it! I should make one too I just don't have the time right now!!!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Awesome Possum Nedra! Your table runner looks Marvelous!!! Thanks for the mention too. They're sorta addicting if you ask me. I am almost finished with something that I did candy corn instead of pumpkins. It's turning out way cute! ;o) ooxx`jodi

call me crazy said...

Cute little pumpkins! Love the simplicity of Ingrid's work too. :-)

Rae Ann said...

Your table runner is adorable! I love the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing the link about Ingrid. I will check her out for sure. Her quilt is fantastic!

Janet said...

I do love Ingrid's work. I love the table runner very much, I can see all sorts of possibilities, apples, pears, trees, oh it's wonderful to be inspired.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the clean lines and the white. Spectacular and perfect for pumpkins. Very different from your usual style. Love it.

Rachel said...

wow, that looks fabulous. I'm totally inspired. Thanks.

Eileen said...

I really love this table runner.. it is wonderful. And yes.. it feels GREAT to be back sewing... and blogging again. :-)