I am super super late this month, but I still wanted to share our October Quilt Block of the month…a pumpkin quilt block made easy…out of half-square triangles and squares! And it is great for scrap busting.
And if you don’t have time to make it for Halloween it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving project as well.
*White Fabrics– 1/4 yard
*Orange Scrap Fabrics at least 3″ squares
*5 White Squares measuring 3.5″(This will make 8 HST but I wanted a scrappy look so I used 4 different oranges)
*4 Orange Squares measuring 3.5″
*8 Orange Squares measuring 3″
*1 Green Square 3.5″ (For the green HST)
*1 Green Rectangle 2.5″ by 3″
*2 White Rectangles 1.75″ by 3″
Step 1: Make 4 Half-Square Triangle Blocks from the orange and white fabrics. Make 2 Green and White HST from the remaining white and green fabrics. If you need a tutorial for making half-square triangles, go HERE. Trim HST blocks to 3 inches square.
Step 2: After you have made your HST blocks (4 orange and white, 2 green and white) you are ready to assemble the quilt block. Follow the diagram below to lay out the 4 rows of the quilt block.
Row #1: one 1.75″ rectangle, 1 HST green/white, 1 green 2.5 by 3 , 1 HST green/white and one 1.75″ rectangle
Row #2: 1 HST orange/white, 2 orange squares(3″), 1 HST orange/white
Row #3: 4 orange squares (3″)
Row #4: 1 HST orange/white, 2 orange squares(3″), 1 HST orange/white
Step 3: Using a 1/4″ seam allowance and starting with row 1, sew all small rectangles together to form row 1. Press the seams toward the first block.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 with each of the three remaining rows, pressing your quilt squares in opposite directions.
Step 5: Next sew all four rows together nesting all your seams and press well. Trim quilt block if needed.
And you are done!