It really was an illness, my obsession with the pumpkin seed pattern. It's a circle! It's a flower! I just really really liked it. (More on the past tense later.) So I made three table toppers and one table runner in one week - all with the same pumpkin seed block. The "seeds" are Moda's Nature's Chorus, which is impossible to find, I found. The dusty layer cake of Nature's Chorus on the top shelf in The Quilting Cottage should have been my first clue. Since I had all the fabric in the entire line, though, I made my table toppers color specific. The table runner is for my Mom and I mixed that one up. Let's start with it:
The "seeds" are made with Rob Pete interfacing from Quiltsmart. Once I sewed the interfacing to the fabric, I turned them (thanks to Super Bowl Sunday) and pressed them onto a 12"x12" square of fabric. The background fabric for Mom's table runner is left over from a giant piece of fabric I use for a table cloth (as you can see). Anyway, once the seeds were ironed to the background fabric, I did a zig zag stitch with invisible thread ("it's not a trick, it's an illusion") all the way around each seed. Sew the squares to each other, and a not-so-weird machine quilting job and TA DA. Done.
Hmmm. That went fast, maybe I'll make another one. Just greens this time:
I have a cute candy dish filled with Valentine's themed M & Ms. Who am I? My mother? :)
How about a pink one? Don't mind if I do:
I can feel my love for this pumpkin seed action fading... Better do the last one and be done with it for a while:
I can't resist including my favorite teapot from my teapot collection for one last shot:
So, yeah. Totally done with doing pumpkin seed stuff for a while. I decided to put a couple of these in my etsy shop. Happy Sew & Tell Friday, everyone! Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to.