At first glance this pumpkin's geometric design seems like a flashback to the '70s. In actuality, a quilt pattern inspired the patchwork design. Paint the pumpkin with latex primer; let dry. Base-coat the surface with cream-color latex paint; let dry. Use masking tape to mask off squares. Paint an overcoat of khaki-color latex paint; let dry. Remove the tape to reveal the quilt-block pattern.
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