Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My favorite season

Fall is my favorite time of year, and Halloween is my favorite day (it’s also my birthday, which is probably part of the reason why). Today I went out in search of autumn color and texture at my local farm stand, Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC.

Vivid oranges, blues, yellows, purples and reds in pumpkins and gourds to make your soul sing:

I take a lot of photos year round. These photo shoots provide fodder for my work. A shot of mini-pumpkins I took several years ago was the idea behind this piece, “Autumn’s Bounty,” which won a spot in the 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar (they used it for October, of course!):

And this piece, “Indian Corn,” is also based on a photo:

Now’s the perfect time to shoot pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, gourds, leaves, cute kids in Halloween costumes, and fall foliage, so don’t miss this opportunity to snap photos to inspire projects in the months ahead!


  1. Hi Susan! Your photos and the pumpkin quilt are gorgeous! My 2nd son is also a Halloween baby - he will be 5 this time. Unfortunately Halloween isn't celbrated really in the Netherlands, where we are from, or in Australia, where we live now. And apart from that, in Australia it is spring now of course, so now beautiful fall colours!

  2. You could always start your own Halloween traditions! I am a little surprised that it isn't celebrated much in Australia, since the holiday has so many Celtic roots, and the Australian population has so much Irish/Scottish heritage. But Halloween didn't really take off in the United States until early this century. It is a very big holiday here now. Happy Halloween to you!

  3. Wonderful pieces, love how you did the pumpkins and the stitching.


  4. These are wonderful, both the photos and the fiber art. You've got a new follower.

  5. NO WAY, Autumn is my favorite season!!
    I just got back from 3 glorious days in Asheville where the color and air were spectacular and I took pictures galore to feed my creative side.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY from one October baby to another (15th here).

  6. Hello,
    you made a very gorgeous and beautiful pumpkin quilt!
    Greetings from germany


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