Monday, September 29, 2014

Punky-Wunkin Quilt-A-Long

Welcome!

I would like to thank Connecting Threads for sponsoring this year's Quilt-A-Long on my blog.  Today, on their blog Notions they featured my wall-hanging version of this project as lucky #13 of the Gifty Galore features.  I am thrilled to be a part of this program.  You can down-load your copy of this pattern exclusively from Connecting Threads HERE.  Also, all of the awesome fabrics shown you can purchase from my blog sponsor at Connecting Threads.

I like this quilt.  I can decorate with it all harvest season--September through November!  It's a great seasonal project.  It works for both Halloween and Thanks Giving.

Wall-Hanging Version
 For the quilt-a-long, I will be sewing the entire quilt as a throw-sized quilt.  It'll be revealed here!
This is the Punky-Wunkin Throw Quilt measuring 72 inches.
And...for a Halloween flare, here is a diagram of the wall-hanging done in Halloween fabrics--the Rest In Pieces fabric line from Connecting Threads.
This would be awesome done in Halloween prints!  Great for October decorating.
It's going to be awesome!

Here is the schedule:
  • September 29--Fabric Requirements
  • October 6--Sewing the Pumpkin Blocks
  • October 13--(Happy Columbus Day US!)--Leaf Blocks
  • October 20--Sewing the Setting
  • October 27--Machine Quilting & Final Reveal
So...here are your Fabric Requirements:
Note that if you are doing the wall-hanging these fat quarters are LINEAR and not cut.  It would be really easy to make this from your scrap stash.

Wall-Hanging Fabric Requirements:


·         Medium Orange Print for large pumpkin: 1/4 yard
·         Light Orange Print for top pumpkin: 1/4 yard
·         Dark Orange for bottom pumpkin: 1/4 yard
·         Gold for maple leaf: 1/4 yard
·         Light green for maple leaf (or brown for Halloween version): 1/4 yard
·         Red for maple leaf (or taupe for Halloween): 1/4 yard
·         Brown for pumpkin stems:  1/4 yard
·         White for block back-grounds & sashing (or purple for Halloween): 2 yards
·         Autumn Print for outer border (or black for Halloween):  3/4 yards
·         Binding: ¾ Yards
·         Backing: 1 ½ Yard


Throw Fabric Requirements: 



·          Medium Orange Print for large pumpkin: 3/8 yard

·         Light Orange Print for top pumpkin: 3/8 yard

·         Dark Orange for bottom pumpkin: 3/8 yard

·         Gold for maple leaf: 3/8 yard

·         Light green for maple leaf: 3/8 yard

·         Red for maple leaf: 3/8 yard

·         Brown for pumpkin stems:  1/4 yard

·         White for block back-grounds & sashing:  3 yards

·         Autumn Print for outer border: 2 yards

·         Binding: 1 yard

·         Backing: 5 yards