October 26, 2001

This past summer I’ve been working on a new pattern “Gingersnap Star”. It is divided into six parts so it can be used as a block of the month for a six-month period. Originally designed for the Gingersnap Junction Quilt Shop in Milan, Ohio were you can buy the material and the pattern as a kit if you want your quilt to have the very same material that are shown in the photo. This pattern is very versatile. The quilt is 80”x 80”. If a smaller project would be better for you, do not put on the last border and you will still have the flower and leaf vine border. Gingersnap Star is also adaptable to other color schemes too. It would be delightful in soft pastels or bright jewel tones.

I couldn’t let another fall go by without doing something with all those orange shades of fabric I’ve been collecting. Pumpkins seem to come to mind and how I love to have a garden full of pumpkins in the fall. Two years ago my husband, Dave and I had such a bumper crop that we had fun giving them away to our nephew and friends to decorate their porches for Halloween. So that is how I arrived at my pattern of “Pumpkin Harvest”. It reminds me of all those pumpkins out in the pumpkin patch waiting for harvest.

Happy Quilting !

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