The second I saw the 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year, I started scheming for which quilt I’d like to use it. I LOVE the challenge of using such bold, saturated hues and helping them fit harmoniously into a quilt pattern as if they were made for each other. Last year, I made my adorable Garden Snails quilt using Pink Flamingo and this year, I decided on Alison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew’s Pumpkins Quilt. Tiger Lily is sooooo gorgeous and perfect for this quilt.
I looked through my stash of low volume fabrics and chose the ones that had black and white in them. I was surprised I had so many! I love when that happens. 🙂
Since I chose to only make the non-patchwork pumpkins, this came together super quickly. I decided to quilt it in a 2″ crosshatch pattern using a matching orangey red thread and bound it in a fun black checker print.
My sweet husband was such a good sport (as he always is) when I wanted a staged fall photo with this quilt. We carried this quilt in a back pack as we looked for the perfect spot. I’m happy to say we found it and I love the setting with the beautiful fall tree.