Whimsical Romance Pumpkin Pop Quilt
PUMPKIN POP QUILT
The Pumpkin Pop Quilt is a fun and easy quilt to make for fall. Show off your favorite prints with fat quarters or yardage. This quilt comes together quickly and will be a favorite during the crisp autumn weather.
If you want to make a Pumpkin Pop Quilt, you can find a variety of kits in my shop including this Whimsical Romance version.
PUMPKIN POP QUILT PATTERN
Pumpkin Pop was named by my husband, Steve. I had the design but didn't have a name that I loved and I wanted the name to have a ring to it. Steve and I went for a walk around the neighborhood one morning and as we walked, we were spouting things off. As soon as he said "Pumpkin Pop" I knew it was perfect and that would be the name. It's not a very exciting story but I love that he gets involved.
The Pumpkin Pop Quilt Pattern is beginner friendly and can take on a different "vibe" depending on the fabrics you choose. All pieces can be cut with a Stripology Ruler but if you don't have one no worries, it's certainly not a necessity.
The Pumpkin Pop Pattern includes instructions for four sizes:
- Wall Hanging 32" x 32"
- Throw 48" x 64"
- Large Throw 64" x 80"
- Bed 80" x 96"
WHIMSICAL ROMANCE FABRIC
For this particular Pumpkin Pop Quilt I used a new fabric line called Whimsical Romance. Whimsical Romance was designed by Keera Job for Riley Blake Designs. Full of warm colors, floral and geometric prints, this line is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
The Whimsical Romance collection features 18 prints in a variety of colors. I offer Whimsical Romance bundles in my shop. You can choose from fat eighth, fat quarter and half yard bundles.
WHIMSICAL ROMANCE PUMPKIN POP QUILT
When I originally received the fat quarter bundle of the Whimsical Romance fabric I planned to design a fat quarter friendly pattern but had no intentions of it being a pumpkin quilt. The more I thought about it, the more I could visualize these fabrics being displayed in large "chunks" to help show off the beautiful floral prints. I quickly decided pumpkins would work so I went for it. I would make a fairly traditional pumpkin quilt with nontraditional fall-ish fabrics.
Once I had all of the pieces cut out, I chose to mix and match the fabrics so I was using 2 different Whimsical Romance fabrics in each block. I also used a couple more fat quarters than the pattern requires so I could have greater variety in my quilt.
The more pumpkin blocks I made, the more I loved it. Once my Pumpkin Pop Quilt was pieced, I was thrilled with how well the Whimsical Romance fabrics worked with the pattern.
BACKGROUND FABRIC AND BINDING
Choosing a background fabric for my Whimsical Romance Pumpkin Pop Quilt was quite the decision. I almost always go with white or another solid color, but this time I wanted to do something different. Gold metallic Blossoms on white was the answer. I knew I loved the Blossoms basics from Riley Blake Designs, but had never seen any of the metallics in person. When the fabric arrived, I knew I made the right choice.
I chose burgundy Shade, another Riley Blake Basic for the binding. It's also what I used for the pumpkin stems.
The backing fabric I chose for my Pumpkin Pop Quilt was a coordinating basic for the Whimsical Romance collection. I decided to go with the Teal Swiss Dot for the back and I'm so happy with how it turned out.
I wanted a lot of texture for this Pumpkin Pop Quilt. Despite the top being made with all prints, I knew I wouldn't be happy unless it was quilted with a tight geometric design.
I own a 12 ft. long Handi Quilter Fusion so I was able to quilt this up in a day. I chose the Brilliance pantograph designed by Hermione Agee for Urban Elementz.
I almost always use Warm and White batting. Warm and White is easy to work with and doesn't have any dark spots or textures in it that show through the lighter background fabrics that I love to use.
PHOTOGRAPHY FUN AND OUTTAKES
Getting decent images of any quilt can be challenging especially when you're dealing with weather and lighting outdoors. My son, Bryce is such a good sport through all the hours we spend and random trips we take just to get quilt photos. Here are a few outtakes from our attempts to photograph the Whimsical Romance Pumpkin Pop Quilt.