Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween Pumpkin Patch

Tonight's Full Moon is called a Harvest Moon
Hence the name: Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch Topper
And we will have a 2nd full moon this month on October 31st (a blue moon)!  Very exciting!

I also thought of calling it Cinderella's Pumpkin Patch because it's sort of magical!

I have a Halloween gift for you!  A tutorial so you can make your own!
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MOON (make 1)
Cut out (21) 2 1/2" moon squares and make (4) 2 1/2" HSTs using method below or your favorite method 
(Note:  If you want a trip around the world pattern, you will need to lay it all out so you'll know which background colors go where.)
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The STARS (make 4)
Cut (16) 2 1/2" background squares and (4) 2 1/2" center squares,  make (16) half square triangles HSTs.  Sew together as shown into a 9 patch square which will be 6 1/2"
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HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (HSTs) four at once method
(Apology:  I just updated the size of squares to cut to make these HSTs)
NOTE:  You can make (4) 2 1/2" HSTs at a time by cutting a featured color and background square
Cut: 4 1/4" squares,  place right sides together, sew around perimeter and cut diagonally twice, press open and trim to 2 1/2"
For the 1 1/2" HST cut 3 1/4" black and background color and follow the same method above
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The BATS (make 4)
Cut (12) 2 1/2" black squares and (16) 2 1/2" background squares; (16) 1 1/2: background squares; and make (16) 1 1/2" HSTs (see method above)

Sew all sections together and square up to 6 1/2"
(Note:  I wish I would've used all lighter colors around the bat, instead of the dark blue)
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THE PUMPKINS (make 4)
Using a variety of orange fabrics, cut (4) scrappy strips 2 1/2 x 7 1/2"; (8) 2 x 7 1/2"; and (8) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2"
Cut (16) 2 1/2" ; (2) 7 7/8" ; (2) 8 3/8" squares of background fabric
Step 1. Sew strips together as shown

Step 2.  Snowball all the corners by sewing a 2 1/2" back ground square diagonally to each corner right sides together and trimming seam to 1/4" Press open.
Step 3.  To make the pumpkin block on point, cut the 7 7/8" squares diagonally twice and sew to the sides of the pumpkins and cut the 8 3/8" squares diagonally twice and sew to the top and bottom of the pumpkin block.  Square up to 10 1/2"
(Note:  You could also do applique pumpkins or patchwork pumpkins  I would like to do patchwork if I make this again)
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You could make yours all scrappy or if you want to make it like a trip around the world, cut out 2 1/2 squares and layout as shown and sew together into sections.



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To make the vines, I used the clover bias tape makers as you can see and cut some leaf and stem parts and appliqued them on.  I usually use light weight heat and bond but this time I just used Elmer's school glue sticks and stuck the leaves and stems on and I ironed and pinned the vines into curving shapes, and then zig zagged with a small.  (or use your favorite applique method)
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I did some of the applique prior to sewing all the sections together to make a little easier.
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Quilted with a simple stipple.

I hope you'll show me if you make one too!

Happy Halloween!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation
and For the Love of Geese
and Confessions of a Fabric Addict
and Alycia Quilts




5 comments:

Pat said...

Thanks for the tutorial! It's a fun quilt!

grammajudyb said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorial! Now, as soon as I am able to purchase fabulous background fabric, I’ll be getting this in the works! It is so cute,

Rosemary B❤️ said...

sweet pretty quilt. Well done

KatieQ said...

Thank you for the lovely tutorial. When I saw the first picture, my thought was, "I hope she shares the link to buy this pattern." A kind gesture like this comes around "once in a blue moon."

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

first I love this table topper - it is just adorable!! and second - what a sweet gift to share your tutorial!!

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