Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Book It - September Link-Up

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It is hard to believe that there are only three months left in the year - and there are way more books, patterns, print outs, etc. on that shelf that I haven't explored yet.  I hope you have been enjoying exploring your lost treasures thru the year.


This was the book I pulled from that dusty shelf - the shelf has since been dusted by the way.  I don't remember buying this book, I believe it was something I pulled from the Traveling Stash Boxes a couple of years ago.


This was the project I selected from the book - something to go with the coming season.  This is a very long table runner, so I decided to make some changes for a wallhanging.


Fabrics were selected and prepped - everything for this project came strictly from my scrap baskets which is a plus.

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Rows of purple HSTs made.  I was surprised how close that paisley looked so much like the one pumpkin figurine's shirt pattern - my SIL pointed it out to me.


Pumpkins in a viney bed, waiting for their placement and faces.  Well, I decided NO faces after playing with lots of cut outs, placement and goofing around.  This needed to be simple and done.


Some curly vines, leaves, and thread painting was my finish with the pumpkins and of course I had to add some buttons.  Now this can hang from September right thru November.

September's Barn Pin and Charm - 8-pointed Star

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Now it's your turn to share your project:



**link closes Oct 3 10pm EST - I will announce winner the next day**
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

24 comments:

Terry said...

I LOVE your little wall hanging! It's lovely! :0)

Val's Creative Life said...

I too love this little wall hanging! Simply yet adorable. Love the addition of the buttons!

Julianne said...

Sharon, I love it! Those pumpkins are perfect! How can I get ahold of that book??

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really cute pumpkins!

JJ said...

your wall hanging turned out very pretty. My mother has been here and she pulled out a book that had exactly what she need to finish some antique stars. What a nice coincidence that was, you never know what is hiding in those books that have been there forever.

Needled Mom said...

That is so cute. I agree....no faces look much better.

Jeanie said...

Really cute pumpkin hanging! I love the way the bottom edge looks.

Kat Scribner said...

That pumpkin piece is so cool, Sharon. Just darling.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute wall hanging.

Christine M said...

Your hanging looks great, Sharon. I love the pumpkins.

Barbara said...

What a cute quilt! I missed it this month.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Very cute, I applaud your decision to leave the faces and quilt it. It's really pretty-the HSTs are in one of my fave colors so that appeals to me as well. All around - job well done !~!

Dana Gaffney said...

I love that! The purples look so good with the orange and the vines make it really wonderful.

Wilma Lee said...

Love the pumpkins!!! I need to get at some of my books!!

Lisa Marie said...

Love the pumpkin wall hanging. Great idea to leave off the faces so it says "fall" rather than "Halloween".

KatieQ said...

The pumpkin wall hanging is wonderful. I love the purple/black HST combo with the pumpkins.

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow Sharon!!! I love your pumpkins wall hanging! It looks so much nicer than the table runner - that had too many hst's for me. Way to use another book and give it new life :) Once again this month I have not had a chance to crack any books - hopefully next month!

wheelinsticks said...

What a fun little project.

Cheryll said...

Love what you did with the pumpkins. Fingers crossed for a pin...as I love this block...& just in time for Xmas...lol
Thanks for motivating me each month to use "old" books/patterns. :)

quilter000 said...

Love love that purple with the pumpkins and the Marcus sew along. I have the fabrics for it. Great work and sooo many finishes!!

Cath said...

love your little pumpkin quilt Sharon.

Kate said...

Very cute!

SewCalGal said...

Super cute Pumpkin. And, of course, I love your Let's Book It Linky Parties too! :)

SewCalGal
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Lara B. said...

Your pumpkins turned out so charming!