Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Carving!

Every year, I talk about making a Halloween quilt. And every year, I spend the fall months working on anything and everything but a Halloween project. This year, I've got a quilt done and hanging on the wall with a few weeks to spare.



Want to make your own little pumpkin wall quilt? It's easy!

You'll need 1/4 yard of orange for the pumpkins (add a little extra if you're using a different die or pumpkin pattern), 1/8 yard of yellow to light up their faces, 3/4 yard black or dark grey print for the blocks and binding, and a yard of tan for the background and blocks.



You'll need to make nine pumpkin blocks as shown in the video (place your pumpkins on point on 6 1/2" background squares.) The sixteen nine-patch blocks are strip pieced from 2 1/2" strips -- or assembled from individually cut 2 1/2" squares, whichever technique you prefer.



For the twelve side setting triangles, cut three 9 3/4" squares twice on the diagonal as shown -



For the four corner setting triangles, cut two 5 1/8" triangles in half as shown -



Lay out the quilt blocks as shown in the photo and assemble in diagonal rows -



Quilt and bind and hang it on your wall in time for Halloween!

And come back in a few days so I can show you how to make bats with your Apple Core die!

7 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Very cute, Michelle!

Denise :) said...

Haha! I love your Jack-o-lantern faces!!! :)

Connie said...

How cute! Gotta love those AccuQuilt dies!

doni said...

WooHoo!! A cutie and a timely quilt finished! And when you get it out next year - it will be like seeing an old friend again!! congrats on the finish.

doni @ Oregon coast

ANudge said...

How cool is that. One can make each pumpkin different by positioning or cutting different facial expression. Great!

Thanks for posting this in Applique Thursday. I love eye candy of this kind.

Catherine Cook said...

Do you have template pattern for those of us not using the accu cutter?

Catherine Cook said...

Do you have templates for the pumpkins for those of us without the accu cutter?

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