Quilted & Bound: A Pumpkin a Day

In July I shared a few pictures of a quilt top I finished called A Pumpkin A Day. Thanks to the speedy work of my longarm quilting friend and my own love for hand binding, this quilt is now totally ready for fall!

This beautiful pattern was designed by Wendy Sheppard and was published in the Autumn 2022 issue of Quilter’s World.  (The issue is still available in an electronic format, so I’m sharing that link here.)

A Pumpkin A Day was a labor of love for many reasons.

  • The fat quarter bundle that got me started (Late October by Sweetwater) was a gift from my husband.
  • I took my time with this project. I sewed a few blocks here and there, mostly between other projects. It actually took me a year to complete and some of the blocks were made while sewing with friends.
  • I love pumpkin blocks. (No surprise there!)
  • Wendy Sheppard is a genuine cheerleader of other quilters, so I was happy to sew one of her patterns and feel that kinship.
  • My daughter loved everything about this quilt, and so I sent it to her in a surprise autumn care package. She was thrilled!

The speedy longarm quilting friend I mentioned above is none other than Katy of Woods Edge Quilting. I feel so lucky to have found someone who takes such good care of my quilts and does beautiful work!

Also, Katy’s not afraid to gently nudge me with panto suggestions that I may not have considered on my own.  She really is a pro!  The panto we chose for this quilt is called Triplet.  The quilt pattern itself has a lot of angles and sharp edges, so I wanted a panto design that was soft and flowing. However, I also didn’t want traditional feathers or swirls.  Triplet was the perfect choice!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and letting me “show and tell.”  I hope you are all well and happy, and finding a few moments here and there to get carried away quilting!


P.S.  Here’s a photo of the quilt top before I sent it off to Katy.  You can see how cute it is next to my two new pillow patterns, Dreamy Pumpkin and Plus a Pumpkin, which Katy also quilted!  If you are looking for a fun, quick fall project, I hope you’ll consider one of these lumbar pillow patterns.

5 thoughts on “Quilted & Bound: A Pumpkin a Day

  1. What a fantastic job you did on these projects! You should teach a class in blending fabric and color – and sign me up while you’re at it!

    1. Oh Barbara you are too kind! I have to give all the credit to the fabric designers, who put such awesome collections together for us!

  2. A beautiful finish. I think the quilting looks like a pumpkin vine swirling around your pumpkins. Great choice!

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