Patchwork Pumpkin Tutorial…

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Yesterday I shared photos of the Patchwork Pumpkin Mini quilt that I designed and today I wanted to share the tutorial.

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But first I thought I’d share another version of the mini quilt using some Halloween fabrics I had in my stash. This mini quilt is pretty simple to put together, once I had all the cutting finished, I had the quilt pieced and ready for quilting in about 2 1/2 hours. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy Halloween/ Autumn project this is it.

Pattern Notes

Patchwork Pumpkin Mini is a scrap friendly pattern. Use a ¼” seam allowance throughout the construction of this mini quilt.

Fabric Selection

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Cutting Instructions

Fabric A

  1. Cut 1 rectangle 5 ½” x 6 ½”

Fabric B

  1. Cut 6 rectangles 2 ½” x 3 ½”
  2. Cut 6 squares 3 ½” x 3 ½”

Fabric C

  1. Cut 4 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Fabric D

  1. Cut 4 rectangles 1 ½” x 3”

Fabric E

  1. Cut 4 rectangles 1 ½” x 3”
  2. Cut 24 squares 1 ½” x 1 ½”
  3. Cut 2 strips 1 ½” x 6 ½”
  4. Cut 3 strips 1 ½” x 13 ½”
  5. Cut 2 strips 1 ½” x 15 ½”

Fabric F

  1. Cut 2 strips ¾” x 15 ½”
  2. Cut 2 strips ¾” x 16”

Fabric G

  1. Cut 2 strips 2 ½” x 16”
  2. Cut 2 strips 2 ½” x 20”

Binding Fabric

  1. Cut 2 strips 2 ½” x WOF if cutting from ¼ yard OR cut 5 strips 2 ½” x WOF if cutting from fat quarter

 Piecing Instructions

  1. Solid Pumpkin…
  • 1 Fabric A rectangle (5 ½” x 6 ½”) and 4 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”) to form 1 solid pumpkin
  • Place a 1 ½” square in the top left hand corner of the Fabric A rectangle with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat with the remaining Fabric E squares in each corner of the Fabric A rectangle as shown in the diagram.
  • Put aside for later.

2

  1. Patchwork Pumpkins…
  • 3 Fabric B rectangles (2 ½” x 3 ½”) and 3 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Place a 1 ½” square in the top left hand corner of a Fabric B rectangle (2 ½” x 3 ½”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat to make 3 units.

3

  • 3 Fabric B rectangles (2 ½” x 3 ½”) and 3 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Place a 1 ½” square in the top right hand corner of a Fabric B rectangle (2 ½” x 3 ½”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat to make 3 units.

4

  • 3 Fabric B squares (3 ½” x 3 ½”) and 3 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Place a 1 ½” square in the bottom left hand corner of a Fabric B square (3 ½” x 3 ½”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat to make 3 units.

5

  • 3 Fabric B squares (3 ½” x 3 ½”) and 3 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Place a 1 ½” square in the bottom right hand corner of a Fabric B square (3 ½” x 3 ½”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat to make 3 units.

6

  • Sew units together to make the top portion of the pumpkin as shown in the diagram
  • Press seams
  • Repeat to make 3 units

7

  • Sew units together to make the bottom portion of the pumpkin as shown in diagram
  • Press seams
  • Repeat to make 3 units

8

  • Sew one top unit to one bottom unit as shown in diagram
  • Press seams
  • Repeat to make 3 units
  • Put aside for later.

9

  1. Stem and Leaf…
  • 4 Fabric C squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”) and 4 Fabric E rectangles (1 ½” x 3”)
  • Sew one Fabric C square (1 ½” x 1 ½”) to the right of a Fabric E rectangle (1 ½” x 3”)
  • Press seams.
  • Repeat to make 4 units.

10

  • 4 Fabric D rectangles (1 ½” x 3”) and 8 Fabric E squares (1 ½” x 1 ½”)
  • Place a 1 ½” square on the left side of a Fabric D rectangle (1 ½” x 3”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Repeat to make 4 units.

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  • Place a 1 ½” square on the right side of a Fabric D rectangle (1 ½” x 3”) with right sides together. Draw a diagonal line using a removable marking device on the back of the Fabric E square.
  • Sew on the drawn line.
  • Cut ¼” away from the drawn line and press seams.
  • Complete the 4 units.

12

  • Sew the stem units to the leaf unit as shown in the diagram.
  • Press Seams.
  • Repeat to make 4 units.

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  1. Block Assembly...
  • The Pieced pumpkin unit from step 1 and 1 pieced stem and leaves unit from step 3.
  • Sew the stems and leaves to the pumpkin as shown in the diagram.
  • Press seams.

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  • 3 pieced pumpkin units from step 2 and 3 pieced stem and leaves units from step 3.
  • Sew the stems and leaves to the pumpkin as shown in the diagram.
  • Press seams.
  • Repeat to make 3 units

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  1. Joining The Blocks…
  • Lay your blocks out in 2 rows of 2.
  • Add the 1 ½” x 6 ½” sashing strips between the blocks as shown in the diagram.
  • Sew the 1 ½” x 13 ½” Fabric E strips to each side.
  • Sew the 1 ½” x 15 ½” Fabric E strips to the top and the bottom.

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  1. Inner Borders…
  • Sew the ¾” x 15 ½” Fabric F strips to each side to create the Inner Borders.
  • Sew the ¾” x 16” Fabric F strips to the top and the bottom to complete the Inner Borders.

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7. Outer Borders… 

  • Sew the 2 ½” x 16” Fabric G strips to each side to create the Outer Borders.
  • Sew the 2 ½” x 20” Fabric G strips to the top and the bottom to complete the Outer Borders.

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8. Finishing

  • Layer the quilt top, batting and backing. Baste and quilt as desired.
  • Sew strips together,end to end to make the binding. Bind and enjoy your quilt.

Thanks for making the Patchwork Pumpkin Mini.

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