Last year around this time my friend Imelda and I purchased the patterns for Bunny Hill's Pumpkin Pie quilt and had fun "collecting" the fabrics used in the original quilt. We found out later our friend Shirley had already purchased the pattern AND the fabric kit directly from Bunny Hill, so in theory, we've been ready to start for quite awhile--we just hadn't been able to find the time until now.
The pattern isn't exactly written like a block of the month pattern, but the directions require multiple pumpkins from a handful of different patterns, so I think we're starting with pumpkin #1 and treating it as we would a block of the month quilt. We haven't really all had a chance to talk about specifics yet, so what I'm guessing will happen may change.
The applique should be reasonable easy with these simple pumpkin shapes. Here I have my fabrics for the first three pumpkins sorted out . . .
And I've begun to prepare the pieces.
We're meeting at Imelda's house and bringing our own brown-bag dinners this first time because we don't want to spend a lot of time going out to eat, but maybe we will at later meetings. The idea is that we'll actually SEW when we get together, but sometimes there's a little more chatting than sewing going on. And when you add eating into the mix, well it's a wonder any quilts are made at all!
I'll show you our progress and tell you about our gatherings as time goes on. If this quilt has been languishing in your "to do" pile, please pull it out and sew along with us in the virtual world!