The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020

I’m busy these days, incorporating machine embroidery into my quilts. I’ve found quite a few lovely designs in Redwork, and each one inspires yet another creation! Here’s my latest. I’m calling it Acorn Squash, for the dark greens and oranges in the quilt. And for my mom.

While grocery shopping last weekend, I spied a bin of acorn squash in the produce department, and found myself mesmerized by the luscious rich dark greens with tinges of orange. I was flooded with memories of my mom, and her fondness for acorn squash in the fall. She would take the small, dark green orb and cut it in half to reveal golden orange inside, then place both halves cut side down on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven.

Mom’s been gone for a few years now, but I just love how she keeps showing up in my life and in my heart and in my quilts – and did you know that pumpkins are squash, too?

Acorn Squash Quilt by Katie Longsmith / Size: 38″ x 44″ / 100% cotton fabrics / pumpkins machine embroidery designs by Kreative Kiwi / Pumpkins quilting design

2 Comments on “The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020

  1. What a fun quilt! Love the colors, the reverse “market sign” side, and the pumpkin embroidery – and the sentiment behind it. I remember Mom baking her acorn squash, too. Really creative, Katie!

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