New pillow patterns: Plus a Pumpkin and Dreamy Pumpkin

You all know how much I love pumpkin quilts . . . and wall hangings, and runners and pillows! There is something so satisfying about cutting, stitching and pressing my favorite falls fabrics and watching a cute autumn gourd emerge from my efforts. Simply put, it brings me happiness.  I know that many of you feel the same, so I’m excited to share two new patterns with you today: Plus a Pumpkin and Dreamy Pumpkin!

With their soft, muted colors and classic design elements, these pillows would fit the design style of many homes, from traditional to modern farmhouse. I photographed them on our guest bed, but they would also look great on a sofa or a hallway bench!

Hopefully you won’t think I’m getting too silly here, but I exclaimed out loud with an “Oh YES!” when I saw the quilting that my friend Katy (Woods Edge Quilting) had done on these pieces.  Katy used a panto called Hexies, which provides fabulous texture! Notice how she centered the motif perfectly on both designs.  She’s a girl after my own heart with that attention to detail!  Thank you, Katy!

We’ve talked about this before but it’s worth praising again . . . small projects are great stash busters!  For both of these pillows, I was able to raid my supply of favorite saved scraps from other projects.  I’ve incorporated prints from three awesome Moda collections:

Late October by Sweetwater

  • The orange pieces on both
  • The stems on both
  • The binding on both
  • The horizontal concrete-colored pieces on Dreamy Pumpkin

Christmas Eve by Lella Boutique

  • The white star points and background on Dreamy Pumpkin
  • The white plus symbols on Plus a Pumpkin
  • The dove gray dot on Plus a Pumpkin

Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique

  • The silvery gray background on Plus a Pumpkin

Both of these patterns require lumbar sized pillow inserts that measure 14” x 20”, which is sometimes referred to by the big box stores as a travel pillow.  In fact, I was able to purchase my inserts at Walmart for under $4.00 each! What a deal!

Plus a Pumpkin and Dreamy Pumpkin are sold individually as digital PDF patterns on my Etsy shop.  The patterns include instructions for a simple envelope style back enclosure. You could stitch these pillows tops in a weekend and have them quilted and bound before the end of summer. I hope you’ll give them a try!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Taunja

4 thoughts on “New pillow patterns: Plus a Pumpkin and Dreamy Pumpkin

  1. Love these pillows. Just got the patterns and will try to make ready for this Fall.

    1. Thanks so much LuElla! I’m very fortunate to have Katy quilting my projects! 🙂

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