Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #9

Hello Friends, today is our 9th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 9th month? Give yourself a pat on the shoulder if you are still sewing along. We have two more blocks to make, and you will have your very own Norfolk Sampler quilt very soon!! I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

If you have made all the blocks up through check-in #8, you won’t have anything to do for this check-in! You will just have last two blocks to make from Quilter’s World Winter 2022 issue. I just received mine. I imagined you should be getting yours soon, if not already, if you are subscriber. If you aren’t a subscriber, the Winter 2022 issue is available for purchase HERE.

So, if you have time and want to make small projects, don’t forget that for all 4 Quilters World issues this year also feature small companion projects, all designed by me. Here is one that I am using on the coffee table in my family room.

If you are running behind, and playing catch-up —REMEMBER, it is NEVER a race! I just hope you have enjoyed the process and making Norfolk quilt with me so far.

So, I will see you on Oct 30 for our second to the last #norfolksampler2022 check-in! Meanwhile, stay well and safe.

Have a great weekend.

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#pumppleSAL check-in #9

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We are almost coming to an end of our #pumppleSAL check-in #9. I have two more upcoming sewalongs in the works for you. The first one was shared HERE last week.

Come back on Friday for details on the second sewalong.

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It’s check-in #9 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. I hope you are still having fun pumppling along!

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, HERE for check-in #6, HERE for check-in #7, and HERE for check-in #8.

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“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are supposed to finish making all 20 blocks. I have to say, I am still a few blocks shy… I might have to extend my schedule for this quilt by a week.

Again, this is never a race… as you can see, life/work happened for me, and as a result I could devote as much time on these blocks as I would have liked.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 9 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

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.

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

10/5 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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2-Cent Tuesday & De-Stash Opportunity

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Before we get started, I am happy to announce Jan B. as the winner of the de-stash opportunity last week. Jan, I will send you an email with details.

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I want to thank you all for helping me de-stash! Don’t worry if you didn’t win the last round – I am foreseeing this de-stashing endeavor of mine to be an ongoing thing. I actually packed another large box of scraps, and hadn’t had the time to take pictures of the offering. I will do that for next week’s 2-Cent Tuesday post.

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So for this week’s de-stashing opportunity, it will be only be this appliqued quilt top. I had to make multiple samples of this top for filming a class a few years ago. I always thought I would save the tops and go back to quilt them later. I don’t think it is happening soon – so I am happy to pass it on to any machine quilter to make something of it. The size is a small table topper, approximately 26″ square.

Please leave a comment if you are interested in entering this destash opportunity. US address ONLY please! I will pick a winner next Tuesday. Winner agrees to send me a check for $30. This top will be sent to you in a regular envelope with no tracking. I am hoping by parting with this top will help me part with some of my other projects in the future.

And for this week’s 2-cents, not all whites are equal! I have touched on this before.

Always inspect the shades of your white with sufficient natural light, and not a “daylight” indoor lamp! I did that and turned out using two different shades of white in my Fashionista sewalong quilt.

Luckily, I used the same white throughout for the blocks, and another white throughout for the sashing and border! I didn’t realize what I did until I took a picture of the quilt outside. The cream white and white white looked exactly the same under my “daylight” indoor lamp.

That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Announcing THIS LITTLE LIGHT Sewalong

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Happy Friday, Friends! I hope you have had a good week. I look forward to catching up with housework this weekend after putting in long hours for work!

Today, I am happy to announce the schedule for #thislittlelightSAL. Below is a block I made.

It took me about 3 1/2 hours to make because of all the various parts. But the good news is it is a LARGE block, and there are only 9 blocks to make for the entire quilt. I use Poinsettia Plaza fabrics by 3 Sisters for my original design.

Fabric info for Poinsettia Plaza is HERE.

You may purchase the pattern PDF HERE.

Fat Quarter Shop has the Moda “This Little Light” kits HERE! The box is simply beautiful! I always love the boxes Moda Fabrics use to package their quilt kits. In some ways, the boxes are why I want the quilt kits!

Here is the schedule — please note that they are NOT NECESSARILY weekly schedule, but the duration between each check-in dates should give you ample time to tackle the different sections of the block for an easy construction process. I will announce the assignment for each appointed date, and if you follow along, your quilt will be completed in the first week of December.

10/11 – sort fabrics & test block

10/19 –

10/29 –

11/9 –

11/19 –

12/1 – Block & quilt assembly! DONE

OF COURSE, you may sew at your own pace because my sewalong is very informal with no demands. You may also work on the quilt any way you want! It’s never a race, and NO SIGN-UP IS NECESSARY. Mainly, I host these sew-alongs because I want to make the quilts myself!

And…..

YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAKE ALL 9 BLOCKS! One block gives you a cute mini wallhanging, or you may decide to make 3 blocks for a nice sized runner!

And then…

THERE ARE DIFFERENT COLORWAYS!!

Using Moda’s Nutmeg — fabric info HERE.

Using Moda’s Cinnamon & Cream — fabric info HERE.

Using Moda’s Belle Isle — fabric info HERE.

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And that is it, my Friends! Happy Friday to you!!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #8

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Hello, Friends — it’s check-in #8 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. I hope you are still having fun pumppling along!

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, HERE for check-in #6, HERE for check-in #7.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 13 blocks completed so far. I actually have to step it up this week and make quite a few blocks.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 8 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

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.

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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2-Cent Tuesday & De-Stash Opportunity

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week. I am still on catch-up mode from my teaching trip. But I am not complaining – it’s slow going, but there’s a knowing that someday I will get there, haha!

Yesterday we finished up the Puzzle quilt along. Be sure to check back later this week as I will be announcing a new quilt along with my This Little Light design!

You may purchase the pattern PDF HERE.

Or, Fat Quarter Shop has ALL THINGS “This Little Light” HERE – Kits, Fabrics, Paper Patterns! I received my This Little Light box kit today, and the box is simply beautiful! I always love the boxes Moda Fabrics use to package their quilt kits. In some ways, the boxes are why I want the quilt kits!

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I have in the past mentioned about not using steam when pressing small pieces or units that go into a quilt block. Yes, the blocks in This Little Light will have small pieces. Small pieces are just like big pieces, except a bit more care and precision are needed when handling them.

Here are my additional 2-cents about handling small pieces:

Stilettos / Awl are great in guide/feed small pieces toward the presser foot when sewing. However, I have also found that the seam ripper is great too. In fact, the tip of the seam ripper is less bulky to my small hands and is able to BETTER guide/feed my small pieces. Try it and tell me how you like it.

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And lastly, I thought I would share with you the Support Group sewalong as well as stitch along that is kicking off on Sept 29 over at Fat Quarter Shop! The sewalong and stitchalong are in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Support Group quilt is designed by Lori Holt. Supplies list is HERE. Information is HERE.

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We covered quite a bit of ground today. Thank you for stopping by!

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#puzzleSAL check-in #7 & FINAL check-in!

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It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #7 and final check-in is TODAY!

Please use hashtag #puzzleSAL when posting your progress pictures on social media so that I can find your quilt!

8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2. Sew together Row 1 & Row 2

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3. Sew the rows together.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4. Sew the rows together.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5. Sew the rows together.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6. Sew the rows together.

WE ARE HERE –>>> 9/19: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top, and we are DONE!

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Hello Friends, we have one more week — and our quilt top will be finished next week! Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF if you want to sew this quilt at your own pace. I promise, it is quite easy! Previous blog posts on the SAL are as follow:

#1. Announcement post HERE.

#2. Check-in #1 & explanation of block layout HERE.

#3. Check-in #2 HERE.

#4. Check-in #3 HERE.

#5. Check-in #4 HERE.

#6. Check-in #5 HERE.

#7. Check-in #6 HERE.

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Here is my quilt top all done! Thank you for sewing along with me. I hope you have had fun!

What a historical day this has been…

And with, I will sign off for now, and I hope you have a lovely week!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #7

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Hello, Friends — it’s check-in #7 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, HERE for check-in #5, and HERE for check-in #6.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt, as shown on the magazine cover. They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 12 blocks completed. I actually have to step it up a little bit to stay on schedule. :-)

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 7 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I am still on catch-up mode after being gone this past week.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

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.

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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Find all my stand-alone patterns: https://shrsl.com/337dq

2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week. I started off my week on catch-up mode as I was away from home an entire week last week teaching at an event. It’s good to be home, but it’s always racing against time for me to get things done.

One thing I am glad about traveling last week was that I was able to squeeze in hand-stitching en route to my destination.

I stitch with Aurifloss – it’s basically cotton embroidery floss made by Aurifil. The floss comes in adorable wooden spools. You may check out Aurifloss HERE. The minimal lint that is a signature of Aurifil’s machine threads is also true of Aurifloss. I find that my stitches are more pronounced when stitched with Aurifloss because the threads aren’t fuzzy due to the minimal lint.

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I am happy to share with you that my Candy Logs design kitted for Moda Fabrics’ Bella Solids is now available at Fat Quarter Shop. Click HERE to purchase the kit. This 77″ x 77″ quilt should go really quickly because though it looks scrappy, there is a method to the scrappiness! I promise!

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I am always asked what irons I use. So here are my 2-cents!

I don’t use expensive irons because I go through them too often to justify the cost. Also, I don’t steam press my fabric pieces when constructing my quilts, so I can get by with the most ordinary irons. BUT I always keep a back-up in case my iron decides to go kaput on me at 10pm, then I can keep sewing without interruptions!

Those are my 2-cents for this week. It’s your turn to share yours!

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely rest of your week!

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#puzzleSAL check-in #6

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It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #6 is TODAY!

Please use hashtag #puzzleSAL when posting your progress pictures on social media so that I can find your quilt!

8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2. Sew together Row 1 & Row 2

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3. Sew the rows together.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4. Sew the rows together.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5. Sew the rows together.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

WE ARE HERE –>>>9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6. Sew the rows together.

9/19: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

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Hello Friends, we have one more week — and our quilt top will be finished next week! Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF if you want to sew this quilt at your own pace. I promise, it is quite easy! Previous blog posts on the SAL are as follow:

#1. Announcement post HERE.

#2. Check-in #1 & explanation of block layout HERE.

#3. Check-in #2 HERE.

#4. Check-in #3 HERE.

#5. Check-in #4 HERE.

#6. Check-in #5 HERE.

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Here are my 6 rows all sewn together!

That’s all for today! Happy Monday and Happy Week to you!

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#pumppleSAL check-in#6

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #6 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3, HERE for check-in #4, and HERE for check-in #5.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 10 blocks completed.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 6 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I will have a bit of catch-up to do this coming week for the next check-in.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

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.

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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Find all my stand-alone patterns: https://shrsl.com/337dq

#pumppleSAL check-in #5

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #5 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t.

Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1, HERE for check-in #2, HERE for check-in #3 and HERE for check-in #4.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs (or equivalent F8s).

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue for the pattern  HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

Today’s assignemnt is same as last week’s. We are completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks. To date, I have 8 blocks completed.

I am using a mix of Windham Fabrics’ Rowan and Darling fabrics. I wasn’t able to get the main floral in Rowan’s line, so I brought in a couple of florals from a couple of Windham’s older lines that are already in my stash. The pumpkin fabric you see below is from my stash – I don’t remember which fabric line it was from.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 5 weeks into the sewalong. I hope you have enjoyed making your pumpple blocks! I don’t think I will get much done on my pumpple blocks for next week, but I will still check in with you next Wednesday, regardless.

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

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.

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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