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pumpkin coin purse

I found myself with an unexpectedly quiet house a few nights ago.  I can't say that I had nothing to do, because there's always something around here nagging for my attention.  I know you know what I mean.    But I gave myself permission to ignore all those somethings and spent a happy hour in my sewing room instead.

It was October 1st.  I was craving some Fall colours and this coin purse hardware from Zakka Workshop has been sitting on my desk, patiently waiting for me to make it.

So my mind went to "pumpkin".

The tiny floral print is a new addition to my stash and the stripe - which is literally the ONLY other orange fabric in my stash and I may have had a slight moment of panic when I couldn't find it right away - has been around for quite a while.  Both are Lecien.  And my PamKitty stash had the perfect glowy-moonlit yellow for the lining. :)

And of course ... some lace and a bow.  How else would you know I'm the one who made it?  Funny thing, though, I had the hardest time picking a colour.  Light green, hot pink, deep maroon, white, black, purple ... I auditioned pretty much every skinny ribbon I had.  But I was going for pumpkin and this nice kelly green - that just so happens to match the leaf in the fabric - worked the best.

Are you doing any Halloween/Fall sewing?

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Reader Comments (12)

Cute little pumpkin love the lace and ribbon:-) Orange is not my color but there're a few good prints out there, Fig Tree has some great ones. Isn't it funny how we are drawn to fall-ish colors as soon as october hits? I'm using the Farmhouse colors to make my Farmer's Wife 1930s blocks (or half of them the other half are Bonnie & Camille fabrics) but with pink. Looks great so far:-)
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
That is so stinkin' cute!!!! I love the lacy rickrack/crochet (?) trim :)
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy O
Beautiful!! Love all the fabrics used in this little pumpkin coin purse!
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSigi G
I love it and it is so cute.
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBetty
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia
What a sweet little coin purse! I love the fabrics you used.
October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuper Mom - No Cape!
Mighty cute clever lady!
lots of love Jooles x x x
October 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJooles
my goodness very cute! the green ribbon brings it out beautifully!
thanx for sharing
October 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterselina
This is SO pretty!πŸ’• I'm doing some pumpkins for a mini quilt and just realized that I don't have much orange either, but at least enough for this project! 🍁Fall is my very favorite season and inspires me so much!πŸ‚
October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMariana
Perfectly adorable!
Helen xox
October 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterhelen philipps
You always make the cutest projects, and this is no exception.... perfectly adorable!
October 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLorinda Davis
Adorable, as usual, K.! What girl (old or young) doesn't want a cute coin purse in her bag? I agree with Hildy...I crave autumn fabrics starting in September, and Fig Tree always has great autumn colors. I have about 3 autumn themed quilts that I want to make RIGHT now. So many quilts, so little time. *sigh*
October 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

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