And I found inspiration, here. I have never made any kind of any seasonal quilt. But looking at all of your creations got me itchy to try something of my own. When I want to try some new method, I make table runners for my friend, Teresa. I figure, this way I get to experiment and play and she gets a little something out of it, too. This table runner was my first try at pieced letters- I have done applique. I think it was Tonya who had made a really cool quilt with a quilted message on it and I decided to try it. I found this pattern for a full quilt in an old magazine, and loved it. I just pulled some of the elements out and combined it for a much smaller project. Teresa is more conservative than I am, colorwise, so I tamed it down. (Although I did sneak in some of my hand dyes.) The original was in bright purples and such- called, "Funky Pumpkin Patch." The letters went together much more quickly than I imagined. I finished it in one morning. There did seem to be a lot of bulk in some of the seams, and I don't know how you can avoid that. You can't see the quilting, but I quilted a vine with pumpkin leaves in the black and then just embellished the pumpkins. All in all, it was a lot of fun and I am considering making one in funky batiks for me. Thank you all so much for your inspiration!