I chose this seasonal quilt for my entry into the festival. My sister, Tina, and I picked this pattern out of an American Patchwork and Quilting magazine to make together. It measures 26"x51" and I think we made them back in 2003. It is one of our sister quilts. She lives in San Diego and I live in Seattle so we got together to work on them. So she has one just like it at her house with her fabric choices.
See that little bit of fabric peeking out of the scarecrow's pocket? That's the fabric Tina used for her scarecrow's overalls and she has a piece of my scarecrow's overall fabric in her scarecrow's pocket.
I think this was the first time I made a bias strip that I used for the vine. And Tina taught me the applique technique where you use freezer paper as a template, starch on the seam allowance, and an iron to turn the edges under. And I think it was my first time using hand applique. Up until then I used fusible web and machine stitching for all my applique. I hand appliqued the pumpkins, the vine, the leaves, and the crow. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I remember Tina helped me with the crow's beak. Man that was a pain! Don't I have a nice sister?
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