October came and two third of it gone already. And I finally got around to do my free motion quilting challenge with Quiltshopgal for October!
October’s expert is Lori Kennedy from The Inbox Jaunt! Yahoo! I was so excited when I saw her peek photo of the project a few day before the 1st of October because she is one of my favourite quilting blogger and her quilting idea/design is so pretty. If you can remember I took part of her mystery quilt along at the bigging of this year.
So it’s October and I choose option #1 which is a pumpkin design.
When I saw one of Lori’s sample pumpkin, it reminded me of a sculpture in Naoshima, Japan. It’s a huge pumpkin designed by Yayoi Kusama, Polka dot lady. I thought I can use it for my inspiration and I was certain there is more than one pumpkin but couldn’t find any photos on the net so I googled Zentangle pumpkins instead.
And this is the result. I wanted to do all the challenge with white fabric but since it’s pumpkin and this Carolyn Friendlander’s Doe in Carrot looked so pumpkin, I changed my plan for this month. The thread I used was Aurifil 50wt in yellow orange, 2145. Unfortunately I didn’t have any more vivid colour to much the fabric and not much shop around here to get nice cotton thread!
The background was quilted with spider web, swirls, and leaves. I made this cushion cover 18″ and bound with Kona black and inserted zipper. The other side of cushion is Doe Carrot too. I hope you can see quilting lines. It was really difficult to photograph!
And this is my poor pumpkin not getting any bigger! I think it didn’t pollinate since male and female flowers didn’t bloom on same date.