Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Days

Over at Quilting Arts they are having a forum challenge on "thread designs".  The piece can not have any fabric additions!  No applique...No piecing!  HMMMMMM.....

So I came up with the idea of a pumpkin at night!  Well it is October, it also sounded easier than anything else I came up with.

There's Mr. Pumpkin drawn in chalk with a nice bat in the corner.  I spent 2 days and at least 5 shades of orange doing the thread work.  So here he is halfway through the 1st bit of sewing.

He's showing up nicely.  Now here he is with the open areas painted yellow.  ( I promise I painted them!) And it's after the last bit of sewing.

He's coming along very well I think.  I took it off of the stabilizer thinking I would only do a basic outline for the bat and then use a little glow in the dark thread for the pumpkin face and an all over quilt design.

What do you think I should do with the bat?

Happy Quilting


QuiltSue said...

I love it. It's a very effective pumpkin, but the only thing I can think for the bat is to stitch it in shades of black, then maybe echo quilt with a glow in the dark or a luminous thread.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Looking great. The bat says he should be white or shades of grey though Sue's idea with the luminous thread sounds good. How about that glow in the dark thread?

The book arrived and I posted it's arrival to my blog. Everyone wants a review when I'm done reading it so when I run out of my library books I'll start on it next. Thanks again.