Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fall Decorating and a Giveaway

This is my 200th post!  Can you believe it?  If yo've been here since the beginning, you probably can.

I whipped up something for fall today: the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery All in a Row table runner.  I don't see it on their website anymore, but it looks like Pink Chalk Fabrics still carries the pattern!

That moving shadow would be my dog.
This pattern does involve paper piecing, which is why I've sat on it for a year before using it.  But now that I have some paper piecing experience, it wasn't an issue at all!  It was actually really fun.

I used Essex Linen in Flax for the background and a whole bunch of fabrics for the pumpkins and stems!  I tried to stick with oranges and browns for the pumpkins, but a couple yellows did sneak in.

Most of the fabrics have shown up in other quilts--either my fall Modern Maples or my fall Donuts quilt.

I used the same Aurifil I used to quilt my Donuts quilt--variegated 50 wt., because it blended so well with the linen in my Donuts quilt.  I didn't want an allover quilting design because I don't plan on washing this.  Just something to hold it all together would work!

I bound it with a print from Zen Chic's Moda line Comma.  Because I don't plan on using the backside, I didn't think it mattered if the binding was different or not.

I picked up those canisters and that bowl at Target this morning!  I'm eagerly awaiting their entire line of fall decor, but this will tide me over.

Okay, now for a giveaway!  I've been cross-stitch crazy lately, and thought I'd give away a cross-stitch book.  Storyland Cross Stitch came out last month, and features tons of fantastical projects revolving around a magical forest.

The book features cross-stitch and sewing patterns for tons of projects, such as samplers, framed pieces, and little cuties like a lavender sachet and a pincushion.

This is my favorite pattern in the book!

It also comes with a cross-stitch kit so you can get started right away!

To enter, just leave me a comment, telling me what you're working on right now.  That's it!  I'll pull a comment at random on Thursday, September 12.  This is my first giveaway, and I don't typically enjoy them, but I thought it'd be fun to celebrate my 200th post!

Good luck!  And happy (almost) fall!


  1. Congrats on your 200th post! Here's to 200 more!!

    Right now I'm working on my Halloween costume. I know it's early, but I always like to get it done so I'm not rushed.

  2. congrats on your 200th post! i love your pumpkin table runner. right now i'm working on a deadline project that i can't elaborate on at the moment. but after that, i'm planning to knit myself a cardigan for fall.


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