I am so glad its almost fall, I love the beautiful colors and the great weather. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, pumpkin carving with my daughter, pumpkin pies, pumpkin pancakes and all things pumpkin because I love pumpkins. These past few weeks I have been getting a lot of inspiration from fall décor. I have seen some beautiful fall décor using pumpkins for centerpieces. But for now, I decided to keep it simple and DIY. The first thing that came to mind was fabric pumpkins. I remembered I had some fabric scraps and I was finally able to put them to good use. I chose four shades of brown to keep it with the fall colors and four cream colors to bring some contrast.
Here is how to make quilted fabric pumpkins
I was trying not to over think it, however after some deliberation I decided to keep the dark colors opposite to each other in a diagonal so that there is some contrast of light and dark colors in the fabric pattern. After selecting the pattern, sew together the squares in a larger square, draw a circle on the back side of the fabric so that it does not show on the front of the final piece and cut in a circle shape.
Using the embroidery thread stitch the open end almost 3/4 of the length, then fill the fabric pumpkin with the cushion filling.
Attach leaves and a stem made out of fabric with the hot glue. I cut some green fabric in leaves shape. Then, for the stem I roll some fabric together and glue the end.
I think both of these are beautiful but my favorite is the one in the brown hues.
The best part of this project is that it is easy to make and of course it is unique. Now on to decorating with these pumpkins.
This is how the fabric pumpkins look next to the fireplace. I made this flower arrangement several years ago. My husband picked the vase so I had to come up with something matching and a way to pretty it up. I think it looks lovely.
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