Pumpkin Harvest Blessing Door Hanging – Free Pattern
We are lucky enough to be participating in Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks Pick a Pumpkin blog hop. The hop runs from November 5th through the 8th, and today is our day. I’ve shared a list of all of the participants near the end of this post. I hope you check them out – you will find lots of inspiration there and maybe even a giveaway!
Our Pumpkin Project
We decided to make a little pumpkin hanging for our front door and called it Harvest Blessings Door Hanging (click for free pattern). If you are new to quilting, don’t be intimidated! You can make this little hanging very easily. I didn’t want it to be Halloween-ish because pumpkins can certainly welcome friends and family in November as well. Sue searched our stash for different orange fabrics that spoke to her.
We laid them out in a pleasing manner, and I got to work sewing. Up first was the half-square triangle (HSTs) blocks. We needed a nice calm background fabric to pair with, and we knew just the ticket. Oh, did I tell you that I got Sue a set of Bloc-Loc rulers and she pulled one out for this occasion after I reminded her. ~smile~ Those work pretty slick, don’t you think?! Put the seam in the “Loc” and square it up in seconds.
More Pumpkin Goodness
After that, we had to add a stem in just a basic brown solid fabric. Phew, we had all of this on hand. Lastly we added a sashing strip all around the piece to bring it to the size I wanted. It needed to be the same size as the Pineapple Welcome Mini so that I could use the same hanging technique (and stick). Up very early on Saturday morning (even the day before the darn time change) I decided to layer and straight-line stitch for quilting.
A Pumpkin Finish and Tutorial for You
Some green leaf and vine outlines were added for interest and because I thought I could! The embellishments were added AFTER the piece was all together.
I don’t know if adding the embellishments after quilting, but I had to get my courage up to do it! The backing is a piece of plain muslin which really shows the quilting patterns. Corner hangers were added when stitching on the binding. Care was taken when hand sewing down the binding so that the stitches didn’t extend through the hangers.
Hanging on our front door, here it is all complete!
This door hanging covers both Halloween and Thanksgiving, and it could be a table covering as well.
If you missed it above, click Harvest Blessings Door Hanging to get your free pattern .pdf.
Blog Hop Schedule
Enjoy the blog hop, and we’ll leave you with a cute photo of our sweet boy, our little pumpkin. Enjoy! We share updates of this sweet boy almost every Thursday in our like/love post. Our love post was shared yesterday this week! He’s a big boy now at age one so we don’t dare call him a baby. ~smile~
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