Patchwork Pumpkin

I was recently digging through my sewing wasteland closet in search of batting scraps when I found this little patchwork pumpkin that I had pieced probably 7 or 8 years ago. And I suddenly felt like rescuing it. (I’m sure it helped that it was a Halloween-y time of year when I found it.  I probably would have thrown it back in the pile if I’d found it in January or something.)

And voila – new life for a little patchwork pumpkin – now a throw pillow.  I was so in the mood to just do something with it that I may or may not have resorted to quilting with navy blue thread when I realized I was out of black. But that’s between you and me.

I also made a very quick Harry Potter robe last night using some inexpensive rayon knit and the same method as the Jedi robes last year.  Two seams and it was done. I didn’t even stop to think about hemming any of it. You’d think that because I enjoy sewing so much, I’d love putting Halloween costumes together. But no.  I even swallowed all pride and allowed to provide the Ninja costume this year. Worth every penny.

But I still need to scrounge up a witches hat and a Miss America costume. I swore I’d have everything ready before I went out of town, and here I am the eve of Halloween…ugh. Then I need to try to remember where I hid the candy from the kids before we went out of town.

But in the mean time my pillow looks happy on the couch next to my favorite Halloween quilt.

On a much more important and serious note, sending love and prayers to all those affected by hurricane Sandy.  It’s surreal to see the images coming out of New York. Blessings and godspeed to all those involved in the recovery efforts!


  1. says

    Thank you Amy , I live in NJ right by Philly on the map but on the Jersey side. We slept down stairs last night in our living room. We heard a lot of scary noises . Today we went for a walk which I will post on my blog a little later and there were lots of trees down, one on a house the other really close.. Dont you love happenstance to find that awesome little pillow is lovely surprise. It is so

  2. says

    I'm very certain your little pumpkin block is MUCH happier to be a pillow on your couch, and the navy thread just makes it that much more special :-)

  3. says

    Love that little pumpkin pillow! And I'm with you, I'm generally not a costume-sewer, either. This was the first year I've made a costume for my kids, and it was a relatively quick-and-easy Jedi for my son. I was more than happy to purchase my daughter's Tiana costume. (Cute shop – – has princess-ish and other costumes that seem much nicer quality than some

  4. says

    Love both the pillow and the quilt. It was definately worth saving! Crazy thing is that I have some of those fabrics still hanging around on my shelf.

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