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!

5 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.

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