As much as I dislike driving through fog, a foggy morning definitely feels like fall to me! We're surrounded by gorgeous colors now and there is a certain chill in the air. A popular autumn activity around here is driving to nearby Greenbluff to pick pumpkins, go on hayrides and drink apple cider on the collection of farms there.
Facebook and Pinterest are awash in fun pictures of pumpkins right now which brings to mind our Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner.
|Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner|
This cheerful table runner is a great project for one of your autumn weekends! With simple piecing, a little applique and a touch of embroidery, you'll be able to show off a variety of skills--right from your dining room table! You can use the orange scraps you've been saving from previous projects or pick up one of our orange-toned Fat Quarter sets.
|Complements & Essentials - Orange Set|
The orange Complements & Essentials would provide the most traditional pumpkins. But we have other sets that would make great pumpkins as well. Depending on your decor and personal style, one of the following Fat Quarter sets might suit you better.
|Honeysweet - Persimmon Set|
|Island Sun Batiks - Sunshine Set|
|Scrumptious - Orange Set|
|Tapestry - Tangerine Set|
To complete this project, in addition to various orange fabrics for the pumpkins, you'll need the following:
Scraps of 4 greens for the leaves
Scraps of 4 browns for the stems
1/2 yard brown plaid for sashing and binding (such as these: here and here)
4 - 14" x 14" cream tonal fabrics for background
18" x 58" piece for backing
Dark brown embroidery floss (DMC 838 or 801)
Another option for you is the Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner Kit. The kit includes everything you need to complete this project and would even make a great gift for one of your sewing friends!
So, order your pattern and fabric or kit and then head out to enjoy the fall weather! Perhaps pick up a real pumpkin while you're at it! What's your favorite way to use pumpkins? Do you leave them whole for decorating? Carve them? Make a pumpkin pie? We'd love to hear from you!
Visit Splendor of Autumn on Pinterest for some great ideas to use pumpkins!