I may not have done any sewing in September, but I sure did dream about future projects. While scrolling on Instagram one day while on vacation, I saw a gorgeous Fall/Halloween quilt with the hashtag #pumpkinmazequilt. If you enjoy Instagram, check out that hashtag, you may like the quilts shown in the results too.
I had to do a bit of detective work to determine the source of the pattern. That is the problem with Instagram, there is never enough text/information for me to go with the pretty pictures. I guess that is why I prefer blogging. Anyway, the pattern is called Pumpkin Maze and is in the new book "Start with Strips" by Susan Ache. Luckily I had the book (lol, of course I did). The book is full of terrific patterns that utilize jelly roll strips, and all of them are a step up from the usual too-simple jelly roll patterns. I got to thinking about my stash and the fabrics I had on hand that would lend themselves to that quilt, and here is what I came up with:
The Boo Crew by Sweetwater. An older collection, but I have a jelly roll.
Reel Time by Zen Chic. Another older collection, but I have a good amount on hand, having made a couple of table toppers and had surplus fabric leftover.
Don't those fabric lines go brilliantly with one another? I thought so. I'll need some extra cream backgrounds and some greys, but know that I have those on hand in my stash. September was National Project Jelly Roll month, and even though I missed it, I think I will jump on the bandwagon and make a jelly roll quilt!
Dealing with jet lag, big time. I was up bright eyed and bushy tailed at 4:00 AM, and was ready for bed around noon. So glad to be home though. Nothing like my own shower and my own bed.