Image by Lori Holt via YouTube
This pumpkin patched quilt block by Lori Holt is the perfect pattern for this fall! How adorable are these pumpkins? Both blocks are super easy and quick to make – even beginners can easily follow the steps. Read on or watch the video below for full instructions.
Pumpkins (tall or short):
Short pumpkin stem:
Tall pumpkin stem:
Short pumpkin borders
For the pumpkins, you can choose the large rectangle or the 6 orange squares. It’s the same for both short and tall pumpkins. For the patchwork, sew them in threes first to make 2 units, then sew the rows together to make the patchwork. Press it flat.
Grab the pumpkin patchwork or rectangle, and four background squares. You can draw a diagonal line from corner to corner to each background square or you can also fold them in half diagonally to make a crease. Place them on each corner of the pumpkin, and sew directly on the line. Once done, trim off the excess on each corner and press towards the triangles.
Make the stem. Sew the background rectangles to the sides of the brown rectangle. Make sure the sizes match up. Press them open.
Sew the stem unit on top of the pumpkin block. Be sure that the pumpkin and stem sizes are correct. If you are going to make the tall pumpkin the stem unit will be shorter.
Add the borders to the pumpkin. Sew the 2 1/2″ by 9 1/2″ rectangles to the top and bottom first. Next, sew the 2 1/2″ by 12 1/2″ rectangles to the sides. Once done, press it flat.