Friday, October 22, 2021

Jack O Lantern Runner

Welcome to my day of the Ghastly Ghouls Blog Hop! I'm excited to introduce you to my newest friend, Jack O Lantern.

black pumpkin silhouette on orange fabrics

This easy runner is not only cute and adorable, it has just the right amount of spookiness for Just Let Me Quilt's Halloween themed Ghastly Ghouls blog hop - Carol and friends always come up with the best hop ideas!

black raven on a brown background with a spider web

Though I love Halloween (probably because of all the orange), I'm not a big fan of zombies, ghouls, goblins, or anything too creepy, preferring to keep the holiday on the lighter side with the traditional pumpkins, bats, witches and ghosts. 

black pumpkin silhouettes on orange

With that in mind, here's a little creativity background: When the Halloween themed hop came up, of course I had to join in. I certainly couldn't resist playing with all the orange fabrics I've accumulated - they were my inspiration. Lots of different oranges, from pale to dark, and yellow to red for a ton of variety.

orange squares

After stitching all the oranges together, the final touch to my Jack O' Lantern runner is the addition of the pumpkins. Reversing the traditional pumpkin color so that the shell is black lets the oranges of the background shine through the eyes, nose and mouth. The appliques make for a nice twist on the traditional carved pumpkin!

two black pumpkin faces on orange fabric squares

For the quilting, I decided on a straight line - pointy - triangular fill. Think of stippling, but use straight lines and points instead of a flowing curves.

quilting close up

And that spiky quilting was the perfect touch to make my Jack O Lantern a bit more spooky!

Now, if you're just finding the Ghastly Ghouls blog hop, the list of all the quilters over the week can be found on this page at Just Let Me Quilt. For a quick check of today's ghoulish projects, visit my other fellow quilters:

Just Let Me Quilt
Quilt Fabrication
Selina Quilts
Ms P Designs USA

And there's still plenty of time before Halloween to make this super easy, beginner friendly runner. The Jack O Lantern pattern includes two additional faces, in full size templates, and is available at special pattern launch pricing now through Halloween night, October 31.

Happy Haunting!

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  1. Susan, I'm like you, I prefer the less scary side to Halloween. This table runner is perfect for that. I love the black pumpkin on the orange background. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely runner! I like the black pumpkins against that lovely orange background!

  3. Beautiful runner! The black pumpkins really stand out on the orange background. I wonder if white/off white pumpkins would work too?

  4. Perfect wind down to this wonderful hop. Jack's "smile" is just so inviting to the table. Hee, Hee, Hee

  5. Love your table runner, Susan!! Thanks so much for sharing this fun project. I really love how the eyes and mouth are open to the background!

  6. Love your runner. You have a great eye for orange fabric.

  7. This is such a great runner and perfect to finish before Halloween. I love the orange coming through the eyes and mouths. So fun!

  8. I love your runner so cute and loaded with yummy orange goodness.

  9. This is so pumpalicious...that's a word, right? LOL I love the black pumpkins and how you can see through to the wonderful orange fabrics. This is delightfully sweet but perfectly ghoulish all in one. Thank you for sharing!

  10. I love your Happy little pumpkin faces. That background is perfect too! A great reminder of how much scrappy can make things perfect!

  11. That is adorable! I love his face.

  12. Your Jack O Lantern table runner is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. I like the pieced fabrics showing through the pumpkins. It's wonderful!


  14. Great scrappy pumpkin runner! Jack looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love your pumpkin runner. All those orange fabric are awesome! The black pumpkins on the oranges just pop!

  16. One of the prettiest table runners I have seen. Great use of orange scrap fabrics too.

  17. Love the simplicity of the runner...the fun fabrics and great pumpkin silhouette!


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