Monday, February 8, 2016

Pumpkin Seed Quilt

I wish I could say I recently quilted this gorgeous pumpkin seed quilt, but it's actually been over 6 months *gasp* since I finished this one...that's how behind I am with my blogging! The blogging struggle is real for me folks! I love sharing my work, I just find it hard to make myself sit down and blog! So, here I sit in my car, blogging on my phone while waiting for my son to finish soccer practice. Where there's a will, there's a way! 

I had so much fun quilting this quilt. It was all hand-guided. And I even included a little tutorial below on using a template when machine quilting.

To create my template, I drew a curved line on a square piece of cardboard using one of my curved rulers. I then folded that in half and cut along the line through both layers. Then I repeated the process for the other 2 sides of the square.

The reason I chose to make a template instead of just using my ruler is because not all the pumpkin seeds were spaced exactly even, so when I used my curved ruler and the pumpkin seeds as a point of reference, my diamond shapes were all wonky. Making a template gave me uniform diamond centers, and the unevenness was worked out with the small scalloped border, where it wasn't as noticeable. 

It was quick and easy to plop the template down in the center of the diamond, mark it with a disappearing-ink pen, then quilt along the marks using my ruler.

The design on the inner part of the diamond is made of different-sized loop-de-loops.

There are probably a zillion cute ways to quilt a pumpkin seed quilt. I hope you enjoyed seeing this one!


  1. I think the quilting is beautiful and really enhances the pumpkin seed design. Thanks for breaking down how you accomplished it--I think even I may be able to do this! Love it!

  2. Deann Oliekan referred me to you and I would love to contact you in regards to a quilt I have that I need quilted. How do I contact you? Phone number? Thank you so much.