Monday, September 28, 2015

Paper Pieced Pumpkin Placemats

I'm teaching Beginning Paper Piecing next month at KC Modern Makers, and I created this super easy pumpkin block for the class.
 
After learning the basics, we'll move on to a more challenging block, or students may just want to make a few more of these cute pumpkins like I did. 
I made my blocks into a set of seasonal placemats for my family. My boys are still at the age to get really excited about changing seasons, so they had each claimed their own placemat before I even got them quilted.

This is a great project for scraps. Each pumpkin, stalk, and binding is made from a different fabric from my scrap bins. I even used scraps from a friend to make a simple improv back. It was great to find the perfect project for those jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, and ghosts. Happy Fall!
 

1 comment:

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Ack!! So cute Alex! My kids would love these too! : )