Fussy Pumpkin QAL Kick Off!
Welcome to the Pumpkin Party!!!
I'm so glad you're here!!!
If you haven't gotten your pattern yet, click here to snag a copy!
Let's get started! This week we're jumping right in - so show off your pull & let's start cutting!
I'm making turquoise pumpkins this time around & will be making the Full size.
There's a mix of quarter & half yard cuts, all purchased from either Fabric Bubb or Stash Fabrics. There's a reason they're my two fabric shop sponsors - they are the first places I check for fabric!! :)
I popped a new blade in my rotary cutter, got a glass of wine & two hours later I had this lovely stack ready to go.
The bottom print is my backing & the one just above it will be my binding. I'm totally prepared this time around!!
One thing I want to mention is that when cutting the background pieces, I start with the largest (in this case, the sashing) and go down from there. That way I can use the extra pieces for the smaller cuts & have less waste in the long run!
I even make sure to cut so my fold is straight & use that tiny leftover bit for the two smallest sizes needed.
Here are my leftovers - I'll iron the folds out before cutting, but I'll use these for more of my squares..... and that means technically, I need one less strip!
This week I'm giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle. To be eligible, you'll need to do the following:
- follow me on Instagram
- post a photo of your progress anytime before Sunday 8/23 11:59pm CST under the hashtag #FussyPumpkinQAL
- be 18 or older
This one is open worldwide (unless your country is not accepting international post) and a winner will be announced in next Monday's post!
If you'd like to work ahead but have your eyes on a specific prize, I suggest you take photos of your progress & save them to share during that week.
You may enter the giveaways as many times as you'd like during the week, but please use a different photo each time & make sure to follow the rules for that week!
I'm so excited to see pulls popping up on Instagram already - but if you haven't picked out your fabric yet, there's still time!
Fabric Bubb, Traveling Dye Co & Hillside Stitches all have bundles specifically curated for this pattern.