Announcement: A Pumpkin A Day (Pumpple) Sewalong!

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Friends, there is going to be a sewalong – with Quilters World Autumn 2022 cover quilt, A Pumpkin A Day! Be sure to scroll to the end of post for the schedule!

WHEN: Starting August 3, Ending 10/4 – YOU HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET YOUR FABRICS READY before August 3.

PATTERN & FABRIC INFO: Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

FABRICS: This design is PERFECT for using scraps from your stash or FQs!

SOCIAL MEDIA: Please used hashtag #wendysheppard and #pumppleSAL

I have already made the orange fall version! If you want to use the fabrics I used for the original quilt, it’s Late October by Moda. You may purchase them HERE.

And my sew-along version (below) is going to be using Windham’s Rowan fabrics plus the browns in their Darling collection. With the burgundy fabrics, my pumpkins can be pumpkins for the fall, and magically turn into apples for the winter. You know I live in VA, and apples are staples in Colonial Christmas celebrations!

Apples during Christmas is also special to me! Growing up… after Christmas Eve services at church, we were each given a goodie bag with just a whole bunch of junk food AND an apple! It’s a holdover tradition from when my father was a child. Every Christmas, the missionaries would import the apples to give to the locals after Christmas Eve services, as apples were not grown in the tropics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

BUT WAIT, you could totally turn this quilt into a Christmasy quilt with the red and green scraps you have in your stash!

AND for good measure, I also played around with a summery Red, White and Blue American “Apple Pie” version.

This version features Moda’s Belle Isle fabrics. You may purchase the fabrics HERE.

Alright, the schedule!

Again, my schedule is merely SUGGESTED – you may go as slow or as fast as you want! :) I have the schedule to keep myself organized. Again, because I work on multiple things at a time, the only way a sewalong works for me is if it’s VERY low demand. :-)

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!


Alrightie, I shall see you on 8/3 to kick off our a A Pumpkin A Day sewalong!


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2 thoughts on “Announcement: A Pumpkin A Day (Pumpple) Sewalong!

  1. Great! I’m so glad you got enough interest from people in doing this sewalong! But I’m immediately presented with a problem…I’ve been pulling oranges and grays but your alternate color choices are SOOOOO wonderful I’m having to re-think things! lol…..thanks for creating such a wonderful problem for me which might result in 2 quilts!!! Blessings…have a great day!

  2. The RWB option look fun. I could see that with striped apples. So many possibilities. I’ve got everything on my calendar, my sister enlisted and my sewing buddy as well. Quilting is much more fun with friends and family 😃. Looking forward to seeing your version come to life

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