2-Cent Tuesday & de-stash opportunity

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Hello my Friends, I hope you have been well. My week has gone by quickly for me.

If you are looking for a quick fall throw quilt to make, my Cheese Platter design(cover quilt below) is a great one to use up stash. Click HERE to purchase the book.

As promised, today we have another de-stash opportunity! This time it’s all batiks + 5 quilting dvds. There are quite a few fabric pieces in yardage (holiday/Christmas themed) as well as leftovers from a jelly roll and FQs I had used for projects in the past. These days, I just don’t work with batiks much anymore, so it’s time for someone else to enjoy these beautiful fabrics! Disclaimer on the DVDs – they came with the Australian Quilters Companion magazine a few years ago. And I actually do not know whether they work in America.

Anyway, if you are interested in the fabrics, 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 $36. I will announce the winner next week.

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A few weeks ago kathyjeanrobinson left a comment when I shared about my 2-cents on the different shades of white fabrics, “…I know that fabrics can be different, there are whites and other whites, but I didn’t know a Day light wouldn’t detect the differences. What can we do when we are in a fabric store? Many quilt shops don’t have good lighting. Just a thought. Kathy”

My 2-cents on possible work-arounds are as follow:

1. If possible, I always use the “designated” background fabric when working with fabrics in a particular fabric line, which I always do.

2. If #1 is not applicable, I have a couple of fail-safe go-to’s. Here are my go-to’s: if I need a solid, Moda’s Bella Solid 9900-200 always works for me. If I need a background fabric with just a little print, but the print isn’t intrusive, I use Riley Blake’s Lori Holt cross-stitch background.

Following #1 and #2 saves me from overthinking and stressing over the background I use for my quilts. And hopefully, that would work for you when lighting in a quilt shop becomes an issue.

That’s it from me, Friends! It’s time for you to share your 2-cents, and Happy Quilting to you all!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #10

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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 HEREstarting Oct 11 (next Tuesday!)

The second one was shared HEREstarting Oct 17!

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It’s our LAST check-in 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, HERE for check-in #8, HERE for check-in #9.

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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 assignment is to finish up the quilt top — and be DONE!

Again, this is never a race… well, I have three more blocks to go as my attention has been directed toward time-sensitive and work-related things. But I plan on working them leader and ender style while I finish up the more pressing magazine quilts I have going.

And with that I consider that a wrap on our #pumppleSAL. Thank you for sewing with me. I will share picture as soon as I finish the top.

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.

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

—> WE ARE HERE! 10/5 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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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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#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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#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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#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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#pumppleSAL check-in #4

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #4 for #pumppleSAL today! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of #pumppleSAL on Instagram. Do check them out if you haven’t. A fun color story I have seen is using pink/gray pumpples on dark background by @boltsinabathtub. Isn’t that a cute name? Check out Dawna’s progress pictures on Instagram.

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

“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.

For today’s assignment, we will start completing the blocks, starting with 3-4 blocks a week for the next few weeks.

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.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

And here we are, 4 weeks into the sewalong, and we have complete blocks! Woo hoo! See you again next Wednesday.

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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

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good start to your week.

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Today marks another school year for us. The house always feels strangely quiet on the first day of school. New school year requires new clipboards, yes? This design will work for any themed fabrics of your choice. The pattern PDF is available for purchase HERE.

The fabrics you see are from an upcoming line called Eden by Riley Blake Designs. Click HERE for fabric info.

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Mary asked last week about how often I change out my sewing machine needles. Thank you so much for the question!

Here are my two-cents: I was told every project, and I think that’s a good practice. But I have also learned to feel the tip of my needles. If you gently rub the tip of a new needle with your finger pad before you place it on the machine, you will find that the tip of a new needle is smooth. However, after a period of time of sewing, the tip will fill a bit rough. Generally, I would change out the needle when it feels quite rough, and I can actually hear it a slight scraping noise. So, when I can feel that my needle is significantly different from a new needle, that’s definitely time to swap out the old and bring in the new.

And now it’s your turn to share your two-cents with us!

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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 #4

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It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #4 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.

WE ARE HERE –>>>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.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

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

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

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It’s NOT TOO LATE to join the SAL!

If you are just hearing about it, here are two previous blog posts that should get you up to speed.

#1. Announcement post HERE.

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

#3. Check-in #2 HERE.

#4. Check-in #3 HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

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I have to confess, I didn’t make these blocks until way after 11pm last night because I had a rather crazy week last week, and even crazier weekend. But these blocks only took me about an hour to make and sew together. And to be honest, this is a quilt you can totally start and finish in a weekend!

Here is a picture of my four rows sewn together.

If you haven’t followed Mary of Needled Mom’s blog (HERE) or on Instagram, you need to! I have been friends with Mary for more than a decade. We met through our blogs when my daughter was a baby. Mary sent a tooth fairy pillow to my daughter when she lost her first tooth. That little pillow is still proudly displayed in my daughter’s room. Mary was sewing along #puzzleSAL, and she has already finished hers! I like that she backed the quilt with Minky too — the child who receives Mary’s quilt will feel so loved and blessed.

And that brings up the point I always stress – my Sewalong schedules are merely suggested. The Sewalongs are never a race either. So, you just sew at your own pace if following my schedule doesn’t work well for you.

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

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#pumppleSAL check-in #3

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #3 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, and HERE for check-in #2.

“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.

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 HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make another (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the 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. And I have got my 20 pumpkin units done!

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

The foyer in my house doubles as my design wall. Because the corners of my pumpple block are to be scrappy, I first made my pumpkin/apple units and laid them on the floor. I auditioned the placement of the fabrics that would be used for the corners. I then pinned the corner fabrics so that I could make sure the fabrics were nicely distributed throughout the entire quilt layout. Once I was sure no fabrics were right next to each other, I sewed the corner pieces to the pumpkin units.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – it’s time turn the pumpple units into finished blocks!!

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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.

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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#pumppleSAL check-in #2

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #2 for #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1.

“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.

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.

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

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

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the blocks in a couple of weeks.

Here are my pumpkin units!

We will be making another 10 pumpkin units for check-in #3 next Wednesday. Keep in mind, it’s your quilt — and you don’t have to make all 20 blocks. The following shows a table topper version where you only have to make (9) blocks.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – hopefully I would have my (20) pumpkin units done!

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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!

—> WE ARE HERE! 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!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I am glad to be back again for a quick visit.

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You have seen my “A Pumpkin A Day” quilt – in fact, if you are sewing the quilt for #pumppleSAL, tomorrow is our check-in #2. If you are wondering about #pumppleSAL – click HERE for details.

I thought you might like to see my other quilt that is featured in the same Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue! Spice Road is entirely SCRAPPY – I used almost 90 fabrics in this quilt.

In fact, Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue included a total of 4 projects by me. Click HERE to purchase the issue if you aren’t already a subscriber.

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And for my 2 cents this week: If you have a quilt that needs binding, set aside a bit of time to get that done. I did – and it’s a great feeling because the quilt is “done” done!

Now it’s your turn to share your 2-cents with all of us!

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Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely rest of your week.

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