I blogged about Patches in my last post, but I'm so happy with the result that I had to share it (aka show off!). My husband's comment was: "No offence, but he rather looks like a Calvin Klein scarecrow". No offence taken...I'll choose to take that as a compliment (it might be the white linen shirt!)
|Patches the Pumpkin Patch Protector, pattern by Jaynette Huff|
Here he is in all of his glory! For now, he resides at work - it's frankly too large to put on the wall at home! That's what happens when you don't look at the measurements of a project before you start.
I want to thank Martingale for the free pattern and I need to give credit to Craftsy: First to Carol Doak for her Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing course and then to Leah Day for her Free Motion Quilting a Sampler.
I also hand appliquéd the birds - and I used the skills I learned in Kathy Wylie's class.
- I marked the clouds so that I would get them right.
- I used multi-coloured thread to stitch the wheat - both on the wheat fabric and on the horizon. I like the way it came out.
- Quilting around the pumpkins makes them "pop".
- You can't seem them in this picture, but the black border has pumpkins quilted on them. I made a template so that the pumpkins would all be the same size and also made a template of a pumpkin leaf since I had the horrible time trying to draw them!