Block 7 is Pumpkins Aplenty by Bobbi Bridgeman at Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting. In this block you make five small pumpkins and the then sew them together to make the 12 1/2" square block. The finished size of the block is 12" square. The pattern uses the stitch and flip method. Bobbie does a great job of describing this method for those of you who have not used it before.
Bobbi's pattern and tutorial can be found at Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting. As a host for Fall into a QAL quilt along, I am presenting my version of her block and my tips for completing it. All 12 of the blocks in the Fall into a QAL quilt along will be available free of charge on the designer's web site until November 13, 2018 at midnight EST. I will be offering links to the released block patterns on my Quilt Alongs page until then. Collect them all!
In addition, I will be showing my version of the block every two weeks here on my blog. Want to keep track of all of the released blocks? Subscribe to the JANDA Bend Quilts Newsletter. You can also join our Partners in Design Facebook Group to follow the block releases and see the blocks of others.
I had a lot of fun picking the pumpkin material! Below, you will see my fabric pulls..
The first step was cut all of the pieces for the background, stems, and pumpkins. It was easy to cut them out because all of the pieces were either squares or rectangles. See photos below.
This is usually where I post intermediate piecing photos. However, I made a mistake piecing the sample pumpkin, and I had to unsew and re-piece the sample pumpkin. I thought it would be better to not show you the incorrect photos. It might be confusing. The directions are very clear. I was just having a bad sewing day. Be sure to read carefully and to flip and stitch the correct squares to your rectangles! Bobbi's photos are very helpful.
I show my completed (and corrected) sample pumpkin below along with my completed block.
Where Can I FInd the Patterns and the Designer's Tutorials?
Go to Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting for the pattern and designer tutorial.
What Are the Giveaways for Block 7: Pumpkins Aplenty?
The Block 7 Prize is the Tag-Along Craft Storage Travel Tote (Patterned/Grey). It is provided by everythingmary.com, a family-owned company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaway for Block 7?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by August 20, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST:
How Will the Winner Be Chosen?
The winner will be randomly selected from those who post photos of their completed blocks by the deadline. Although creativity is encouraged, the block must follow the design for this two-week period. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
I Want to See More Versions of the Block. Who Are the Other Hosts?
Abbie Danahy at Sparkle On
April Adams at JANDA Bend Quilts <That's me!
Bobbi Bridgeman at Snowy Days Quilting
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sherry Shish at Powered by Quilting
Vanda Chittenden at Quilting with Vanda
I Have Questions. Who Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email, or you can ask the designer at Snowy Days Quilting.
When Will the Next Block be Released?
August 21, 2018
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 8 on August 21, 2018?
You can find Block 8 by Jennifer Fulton at The Inquiring Quilter. My version of the block and a link to her site will right here on my blog! All block locations will be available on the Partners in Design Facebook Group or on any of the Host's blogs which are listed above.
What Group Is Organizing This Quilt Along?
Fall into a QAL is brought to you by Partners in Design. All the bloggers in the Partners in Design Group met through the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. The bloggers are:
Abbie at Sparkle On (Host + Block 11 Designer)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (Host + Block 2 Designer) That's me!
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting (Host + Block 7 Designer)
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter (Host + Block 8 Designer)
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats (Host + Block 9 Designer)
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing (Block 5 Designer)
Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs (Block 10 Designer)
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs (Block 4 Designer)
Sherry at Powered by Quilting (Host + Block 3 & 6 Designer)
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda (Host + Block 1 & 12 Designer)
We are a group of quilt designers and bloggers who are friends and who like to work together.
Who Are the Sponsors of This Quilt Along?
The following members of Partners in Design are providing prizes as well:
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts That's me!
Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilting with Vanda
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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