As October comes to a close it is time to retire the Jack-o-Lanterns for another year. I just love this quilt and every year for the month of October it lives on my bed. This is a Fons and Porter Pattern from September/October 99. I started quilting in 2000 and a friend of mine had this magazine. I decided I had to make this quilt, so I ordered the magazine from Fons and Porter. Then I started looking for oranges and backgrounds.
By the time I got ready to make this quilt I had accumulated enough oranges to make at least 30 pumpkins with backgrounds. And, I had run across Cindy from a group we were in together, and we became internet friends. When I mentioned I was going to make a pumpkin quilt, it was decided I should make blocks for her also. I am not sure how I got talked into that one, but those of you who know her will understand. Anyway, I never did see hers finished, lol, so not sure she has finished it yet. Maybe by next Halloween? What, do I hear mumbling coming from the East?
Closeup of one of the borders
See the witches? A piece of batik I found on the internet Aren't they cute? lol