My Alpine Home

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sleeping in a Pumpkin Patch.

Last night I fell asleep under the stars. . .

IMG_2526

And woke up in a pumpkin patch.

IMG_2527

The moon was shining brightly.

IMG_2529

And I could hear the leaves rustling in the wind.

IMG_2532

I listened carefully and I heard a little owl hooting softly in the background.

IMG_2533

Still I slept cozy underneath my blanket of wool pumpkins and stars.

IMG_2528

IMG_2525

IMG_2524

I just made the ticking pillowcases.  I could kick myself for not making them King size.  What was I thinking?  Obviously I wasn’t. lol!

IMG_2531

The little wool pillows were made years ago.  (Although the tall one was just recently stuffed).  Thanks to my cousin.  She took it home and finished it for me.  They worked perfectly with my Fall quilt.

IMG_2530

I shared this quilt last year when I made it, but thought I would share it again with the pillows.  I was able to use lots of my scrap pieces for this quilt.  Some of the wool was cut from old skirts of my cousins. 

I love touches of wool!  Just remember that if you use wool in a quilt (or any project that will be washed) to prewash the wool.  Other wise it will shrink..

Just wondering, would you like to sleep in a pumpkin patch?  Might be kind of fun!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Mommy On Demand for Create or Bake it

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Tuesdays at Our Home

Shabby Criss for Sewing Tips & Home Living Friday

31 comments:

The Old Parsonage said...

Gorgeous!!! Every little detail that you've shared. What beautiful work!

It's funny when I hear "pumpkin patch I think of the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
;0

Winnie said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this quilt!!
It's simply BEAUTIFUL
And as an animal-love, I sure like the cute owl

Susie said...

Jann, Every thing looks so cute. I love your quilt. xoxo,Susie

Julie Marie said...

Tooo cute Jann!... love love love your pumpkin Autumn quilt and pillows... you are so creative!... I wish I knew how to make a quilt... I just posted about some of my own last night... including one that my great~grandmother made... how long did it take you to make yours?... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda W. said...

Wow - such a beautiful quilt! Really fits with the fall theme too. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, the quilt is gorgeous. All my favorite colours. You are a very talented lady. Cute post, too. Deb

Ivy and Elephants said...

I never thought about sleeping in a pumpkin patch, but seeing your gorgeous bedding makes me want to now! Your talents are amazing, it makes you want curl up and nap.
Hugs,
Patti

Michele Alger said...

how beautiful! I love the quilt and the wool pillows. The pillow cases are AWESOME! Love the ticking with the orange. Awesome touch!

priscilla said...

Love.. Love.. Love ! Love the quilt , love the pillow ! You do beautiful work ,Jann !

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your fall quilt is wonderful, and so are your other pretty decorations. Everything looks so cozy! I liked the branch with leaves and the little owl with the colorful beads on his head. I bought two little stuffed owls this year. Maybe if I add some little beads to them it will cute them up a little.

Salmagundi said...

Love the new pillow slips. I made some with blue ticking last spring -- now I'm thinking the grandkids might need some red ticking ones to sleep on during Christmas! Take care, Sally

Jill said...

That is a beautiful quilt, so pretty!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I love it! and I love the way you write your fun posts. And yes, I would sleep in a pumpkin patch! :)

I hope you found the perfect place for your garland and that I got the colors right! ♥

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your quilt...so pretty!! Seeing it brings back memories of when I worked and taught classes at a quilt shop.
hugs,
Cindy

Christine Graves said...

Such a sweet post...and I adore your quilt...Thanks so much for stopping by blog and leaving me your wonderful comments. I appreciated it a lot!

XO,
Christine

Kris said...

Oh, I love it Jann! I love this quilt and the pillows too. So warm and cozy!!!
xo Kris

The Victorian Girl said...

Love your pumpkin quilt! It must have been really fun to work on. Wool is great to work with.

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

That is a beautiful quilt! Do you make a lot of quilts? I always admire quilts in gift stores. So much work and attention to detail!!

Lois' Laughlines said...

Lovely quilt. YES. I would love to sleep in the pumpkin farm in my town. Thanks for sharing,
Blessings to you.

kate maryon said...

Wonderful story your quilt tells... would you mind if I said I want to make one like it? smiling... Its just so cheery. I love the colours.
Thank you for sharing.

Rose L said...

That is such a lovely quilt. I lovely quilts. Have you seen the picture quilts and watercolor quilts? amazing!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Jann,
Absolutely beautiful!! I will be back to visit and catch up with you when I have a bit more time but I wanted to thank you for always visiting and having such nice things to say!!

Hugs,
Deb

Fran said...

I would sleep in ANY pumpkin patch as long as it had such a lovely quilt and snuggly pillows as yours! Love the details...exquisite! Have a wonderful week :) --Fran

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Ok Jann, thought you lost it when I saw your title, lol. The quilt is gorgeous, and love the ticking cases too. You are quite talented! :) Pam

Cynthia said...

This quilt is so pretty and I also really like the ticking cases. For a split second when I saw the title I was a little concerned, LOL!

Cynthia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhh...so beautiful and so snuggly for the first cold of the season! I love quilts...even here in Florida! Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs!

Trace4J said...

What wonderful Fall love.
I am a new follower sent over from our friend Dianne.Lavender Dreamer :)
I love wool and make lots of apples, pumpkins,gingers and santas.
Im actually making some pillows with snowmen today.
Loved your post.
Woolie Blessings

Susan Clayton said...

Your pumpkin patch looks cozy as can be! Let us know if the Great Pumpkin visits!

Mandi said...

I love this quilt. It's definitely perfect for fall. I love the little details you put in it. I enjoy the story lines you put behind everything too.

Laura Lane said...

Looooove that quilt!
Laura

Laura Lane said...

Just pulled up your blog and caught my breath at your beautiful quilt again.

Blessings,
Laura
Harvest Lane Cottage