Friday, October 14, 2016

October Pumpkin Fest

It's October and it feels like fall.  I'm seeing pumpkins everywhere - and the challenge this month for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to make something with a pumpkin theme.  I had a nice selection of fabric from the Equinox Island Batik line that I knew would be perfect. 

I was pondering what to make when one of my local quilt guilds decided to have a quilt retreat.  Wouldn't you know- they decided to make a variety of mug rugs and one of them was a pumpkin!  Wonderful!  The pattern was by Klee2Strings, and you can get her pattern by clicking on her name and going to her craftsy site.

The Equinox fabrics were perfect and it didn't take much fabric- or time to make this cute little mug rug.

We had a great time at our retreat.  Here are some photos of the ladies hard at work (and play).

Several other ladies from the guild made the pumpkin mug rugs.  Aren't they lovely!

Lots of other projects were worked on during our retreat and we had a lovely sharing time at the end, seeing what everyone  had accomplished.  

If you are ever able to attend a quilt retreat - don't hesitate!  It's a lovely time of sharing and creating.


  1. Great project Connie, now all you need is your fall cup and some coffee, put your feet up and relax!

  2. So much fun to see everyone's version!

    1. Yes! I liked the ones done with the black background - good idea!

  3. The mug rugs are really pretty! I love the variety of leaf and stitching details. Glad you had fun!

  4. Connie, theat is a really cute mug rug". love the colors and stitching.

  5. I just love this pumpkin. It comes alive with these fabulous batiks!

  6. Great mug rug. So nice that the timing was right and that you all had fun.