Monday, September 17, 2012

Best of Halloween 2012: Pumpkinville

This week, we're featuring some of the cutest and most interesting Halloween quilts, to inspire you before Halloween arrives on October 31 !

Pumpkin Hollow, 58 x 66, by Bunny Hill Designs

Anne Sutton has created two versions of this BOM:  Pumpkin Hollow, above, is made in wool; and Pumpkinville is made in cottons. Before her career as a quilt designer and pattern maker, Anne Sutton had a career as an events planner for a 4-star hotel.  You can see Anne's expert eye for attention to meticulous and careful details in the blocks depicting this charming, fairy-tale town. There's a pumpkin pub, a pie shop, and of course, a quilt shop, all surrounded by cats, birds, dogs, and a delightful procession of pumpkin cars.Notice how the cars even travel around the border of the quilt to make the border extra cheerful. The soft taupes and natural or ecru shades of the background fabric provide a great contrast for these really clever applique designs.

Pumpkinville, close-up

Here's a pumpkin building in Pumpkinville standing under the watchful eye of a lively pumpkin tree ! Notice how the curves of the house and the tree provide a graceful continuity of design here. The soft sage green hue of the house windows is replicated in the hue of the tree trunk and leaves.  An embroidery floss and embellishment kit will soon be available for this quilt.

Who wouldn't want to live in this adorable pumpkin house done in analogous colors and delicate calico prints? Notice the whimsical heart attached to the roof,  just as it is in many Pumpkinville buildings. The Pumpkinville quilt uses Moda Fabrics, as shown in this guide at Bunny Hill Designs. In addition, please check out Anne's cheerful, colorful "Pumpkin Pie" quilt at Bunny Hill Designs.

Image credits:  Images are shown with the generous permission of Anne Sutton.


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