Here is the picture I took of mine, as it looked so pretty! And tasted mighty fine too! I had red pepper strips, carrots and Wheat Thins with it. And yep, it's sitting on my Fall tablerunner; always gotta work in a quilt. :-)
Here's what I did:
1 cup mashed pumpkin + 1/4 tsp (or more) of allspice, nutmeg and ginger
1 cup pumpkin pie filling
(I've made them both ways, and they're equally good)
6 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar (none if using pie filling)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla (none if using pie filling)
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Mix the pumpkin, oil, sugar and salt; add egg and vanilla and beat again. Stir in flour, soda and BP. Drop into muffin tins. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Makes 8 large muffins.
The plaid pumpkins I made several years ago. A quilt shop in Lethbridge, Alberta had them as decorations and the store owner showed me how she made them...and so I bought some more fabric from her! It's just a square of fabric with a ball of fibrefill in the middle. Gather up the fabric; tie some jute around the top, letting the end flop over the jute. Stick a twig in the centre for the stem, and cut apart some leaves (from Michaels), glue them on with a hot glue gun, and then spray a little spray glue on the leaves and sprinkle them with glitter.