Friday, October 7, 2011

Carving Pumpkins

Aneela did a lovely fall post the other day and I was smitten with her sweet pumpkin table runner. It inspired me to immediately dig through my orange scraps and make these three amigos for my VMQG Hallowe'en block raffle coming up later this month!

scrappy improv pumpkins

Wanna know something so awesome? When I clicked on 'edit in picnik', those of you familiar with flickr and picnik know that these little turning cogs come up on your screen while your photo loads in the editing program. Along with the cogs, the smartypants picnik people always put silly little excuses for why the program takes time to load; things like "setting the table....", or "picking daisies..." Well, this time, and I kid you not, when I clicked to crop this photo of the blocks, it said "carving pumpkins..."

I might have snorted.

If you're in the mood to stitch up some quick improv pumpkins, Kaelin just posted a sweet tutorial for a log cabin pumpkin table runner here. I'm done stitching up the squash, now I'm going to roast one. I love making pumpkin pie from roasted sugar pumpkin and there is always lots leftover for a batch of muffins, too.

It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. There will be pumpkin pie!

23 comments:

Nina Lise Moen said...

Happy Halloween, Krista! Great funky pumpkins.

sewtakeahike said...

they're so cuuuuute, Krista! I especially like the shape of the first one.

Donna~~ said...

Neat pumpkins! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

paulette said...

These are SEW cute!! I think I will be digging around in my orange stash today....thanks...(and I don't mean that in a good way! haha) Happy Turkey day!
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carol said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your pie!

Heather D. said...

I really like the pumpkins! And I even have orange scraps...hmmmmm. Thanks for linking to the tutorial. And funny about Piknik. I have never used the program but think I should try. Do you recommend it? I usually use picasa and am not always happy with the editing that it does. Is Piknik free?

Happy Thanksgiving Krista!

Jody said...

How adorable. Such a sweet, simple idea!

Flying Blind... said...

Cute!
I do believe I have never actually eaten pumpkin!!!

Michele Pacey said...

Happy Thanksgiving Krista! Pumpkin pie sounds brilliant. Maybe we'll make something pumpkinny too...

Amy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Krista! I am really fond of those pumpkins. My kids are right, I don't do much for fall, I jump to Christmas. I will try to fit in a little something...you'd think that the costumes would count, no?

Katherine said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Krista!
You're pumpkin blocks look great. Might add it to my stiching projects. Thanks for the link!

Mmm... nothing beats pumpkin pie (or in our house pumpkin squares) made from a fresh pumpkin. Leftover pumpkin also goes great in pancakes - with walnuts too!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

I really like these pumpkin blocks I keep seeing around in blogtopia! They're on the to do list. But seeing as I just put my foot down and decided I'll be a lazy cow this weekend I don't see any in my near future ;-)

PinkGranny said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! The pumpkins are cute and I know what you mean about those little sayings on picknik I get a kick out of them!

Live a Colorful Life said...

those pumpkins are so cute. This time of year, and pumpkins, are my favorite. I LOVE Thanksgiving--best holiday ever. Good food, with no pressure for gifts.

**nicke... said...

it is so cute. i really really need some Halloween stuff at my house but my stash of oranges is kind of sad...

Rene' said...

Very cool! Happy Thanksgiving!

Shari said...

Pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables. We eat it steamed, mashed or roasted. Our main varieties are Jap, Kent and Butternut. We don't usually have the large orange pumpkins found at Halloween, which is not usually celebrated here, although the shops try to. Australians don't really 'get' pumkin pie, although pumpkin scones are incredibly tasty. I love your pumpkins - they are good for everyone.

Leanne said...

Such cute pumpkins! Happy Thanksgiving, I am making pies today too!

What Comes Next? said...

cute pumpkins! I'm definitely in the mood to whip up some blocks for VMQG, now. We'll be doing pumpkin pie, too, I just don't think mine will quite as "from scratch" as yours!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

he he he I love that is said carving pumpkins - I also like it when comment word verification throws up a nearly rude word - that always makes me laugh.

Sandi said...

Hi Krista,

I'm doing an online swap with Mary Lou Weidman's yahoo group. We are exchanging pumpkins and gourds. I just posted mine so should hopefully get them back in time to make a fun quilt for fall. We are sending 12 of each type so we end up with 24 blocks altogether.

Some of the colours are very wild. Check out her new Out of the Box pattern book for more inspiration.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

Christina said...

You know that i'm totally loving these! The little on on the bottom is my favorite! It makes me want to go dig out some black and orange scraps and make one up for the walls. :)

JonHebert said...

Krista you definitely make magic happen!!! BTW:It is not only the month for Halloween, but breast cancer awareness month!!! Treat yourself or a loved one because you care! I am just stopping by with a reminder to do your self breast exam.
Here's a fun place to start! Everybody loves boob lube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p8pIHy2GRI