Monday, October 10, 2011


My kids helped with this wall hanging more than a few years ago. Its just not October without hanging it.

Each of my kids drew jack-o-lantern faces on the paper backing from the fusible then drew the faces onto the fabric pumpkin. Their drawings are typical of children at that age.


The scribble face of a 4 year old and the "no brainers" of the 9 and 11 year olds. (The eyes at the top of the head with no room for a forehead or hair line not that a Jack-o-Lantern needs one.)  They got bored after making 2 faces each so I copied their practice faces onto the remaining pumpkins.  When the 4 year old was about 8 she wanted to replace her Jack-o-Lanterns with better faces. Now that she is 20 and has done a lot of babysitting she sees the charm in it.

The blocks with the Halloween motifs are from an Alexander Henry fat quarter. I let the kids pick out fat quarters when we were fabric shopping. She still remembers the day she picked that one.  We shopped then went to the park and crunched the leaves and had a picnic. It was mommy Erin time. The boys were in school.

It is free motion quilted with copper metallic thread. I stitched around real oak leaves in the borders.

Happy quilting,

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