I'm making it pretty wide in order to have it be big enough for a table for 8 or to set on the foot of the bed or on the back of the sofa. The FMQ-ing is pretty straight forward: stitch in the ditch, lines with a curve, and curly vines. Not too hard! And because it's not too big, it's not taking too long! Yes -it's my kind of detour. After the FMQ-ing is done, one to the egde binding and it's ready for use.
The lines with a curve are to look like the indent lines on the pumpkin and to give it a more rounded appearance.
The curly vines mimic the pattern that is already on the fabric.