Amongst all the craziness of this year, I’ve been looking forward to Halloween. More than ever, I’m relishing the chance plan costumes and menus and sew up these pumpkin quilt blocks. The kids here are out of school again, families are separated and there seems to be no end in sight. The simple joys of sewing and baking have become more important than ever.
The beauty of Fall makes it one of my favourite times of the year. Over the years I have gathered many, many fabrics in rich autumn colours so I’ve been meaning to design some Fall blocks for a while. I couldn’t make up my mind whether to do a spooky Halloween carved pumpkin or a pretty harvest one. So I did both!
This Harvest pumpkin block is a super quick block to sew and the pattern is designed so that it is very easy to change the order of the pumpkins. If you have a large stash of rusts, ambers and golds, this pattern would work really well as a table topper. You could sew up six pretty pumpkins all in a row and add a beautiful border. If you swop the order of the pumpkins in the central block, it will add more interest to the quilt.
I want to make a nine block wall hanging with this Halloween pumpkin pattern. There are so many different colour combinations you can do. One of the quilters who tested this pattern, has a six year old who chose white for the pumpkin and a deep coral for the eyes. It turned out totally awesome!
I know Halloween is approaching fast but you can add a simple border to this block and have a new Halloween cushion ready in time for the 31st!
Which do you prefer? I would love to know your thoughts!