Friday, October 16, 2020


Miss Ivy continues her quilt parade with a lovely, seasonal pumpkin quilt called Hocus Pocus

Designed by Margot at The Pattern Basket, it's a showcase of pieced pumpkins, perfect for autumn and one that Roberta was keen to have quilted and bound to use this year in her entranceway. I'm happy to report that she met her deadline.

With the exception of the background fabric, this is another one where she used Fig Tree. This line is called All Hallows Eve and apparently was so tempting that as soon as it arrived Roberta started cutting. I can totally see why - it is gorgeous! (Me thinks it's time for a little online shopping...)

The Pattern Basket is a Canadian company and all of Margot's patterns are made with squares and rectangles, so not complicated at all. It was super fun to make and went together very quickly. I would never have thought to make black stars, but they work beautifully.

And don't you just love that striped binding? It's perfect.

This was the ideal quilt to use her little pumpkin panto on. I mean really - can you have too much pumpkin this time of year?

It appears that Miss Ivy would second that notion. As Roberta was working on the binding, guess who had to test drive it for a nap? Seems to work nicely.

And just because pumpkin happens to be a favourite of The Official Cookie Tester, I tried a new Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake recipe. It was fantastic. 

Moist with a crispy streusel topping and lots of crunchy pecans, it's great with a dollop of ice cream. Perfect for the season....M


Unknown said...

I love this quilt! I saw it at Roberta's last year when she finished the top. I love the Fig Tree fabrics. Great job Roberta!

Kyle said...

Those are fabulous Fig Tree fabrics and look so sweet in the pumpkins and the panto design was perfect, and of course, that striped binding so boo-tiful!!

marina said...

very pretty pumpkins!

moosecraft said...

Beautiful quilt! Love this fabric, the black stars and the pumpkin quilting! Miss Ivy is one smart gal!