I have included a PDF download of the block construction and also included with it a free Patchsmith pattern to turn three of these blocks into a lovely, colourful table runner. Feel free to download this pattern for personal use only. However, this pattern is not to be distributed or sold, neither can items made from it be sold without the Patchsmith’s permission. Don’t forget to add your photos to the Glorious Autumn Flickr group when made so we can all get a good look at them - we are a nosey lot here at Patchsmith Palace!
I have a goodie pack to give away which includes autumn notions and four seasonal fat quarters donated by my local fabric store, The Eternal Maker in Chichester, UK. The store was set up five years ago by mother and daughter and is a treasure trove of fabrics, buttons and trimmings. If you are in Southern England pop in and take a look. Anyway, I digress (as usual!) as the competition concerns the spider on the Autumn Pumpkin wall quilt.
I have always been afraid of spiders and October is known in our area as Spider Month. You may have noticed their webs, newly spun, when you inadvertently walk into one as you go out in the morning. When I was little and my Grandpa would take me for an early morning walk, he would tell me that when I saw a spider I should name it; this would make them less scary. And it does, to a degree. It also makes it much harder to hit them with an encyclopedia just to make sure that small, itsy-bitsy little spider (who is now called Doris) doesn’t come after me!!
Well, the spider on the Autumn Pumpkin wall quilt (and his doppelganger on the mug rug above) is one spider that will not come after you. He will just sit and smile at you from his hanging place on your hall wall. However, my Grandpa would not be pleased because I have yet to name this happy little chap. Any suggestions? Leave a comment below and I will pick one lucky winner on 14 October 2012 who will receive the fabric and notions pack together with the little spider mug rug above (make sure you can be contacted by email).
However, you should note that this spider can’t be called Doris, because she is lying under the encyclopedia Britannica on my lounge carpet!