Hi fellow quilters,
Welcome to our September Block of the Month! We’ve started a Face Book group for everyone who would like to share a picture of the project that you’ve made with your blocks, or to see the pictures from other quilters. We’d love to have you join our Facebook group, 2018 BOM and post your BOM photos.
When I was a kid on the farm in Montana, September was harvest time! The mornings were always a bit cooler than summer time, with a chance of light frost as the days grew shorter. The produce in the garden was in danger if we didn’t bring it in before the first hard freeze. So we’d pick corn to freeze, apples to store in the root cellar, and we’d dig up the potatotes too. We usually had a really nice pumpkin patch, filled with pumpkins for making jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin pies. Our Mom makes the world’s best pumpkin pie!
As I was thinking about pumpkins, this poem came to mind. It reminds me of harvest time on the farm!
When the Frost is on the Punkin
Now, back to our topic! This month’s block is foundation pieced pumpkin block, with cute appliqued leaves and embroidered tendrils!
The pumpkin block is very easy to make, and would be suitable even if you’re new to foundation paper piecing. I used two different orange prints for my pumpkin, but you could choose up to seven fabrics for a very scrappy pumpkin block. My block background is a low-constrast tan printed with little tan leaves and vines. The appliqued leaves are optional, but I like the addition of some green to the block.
The pattern will be available to download (free!) until September 30, 2018. Click here to download it.
Here’s the miniature quilt that I made using the “Pumpkin” block:
I surrounded the center block with a plain border in the same fabric that I used for the block’s background. The border is enhanced by an appliqued vine and more pumpkin leaves. I quilted my miniature quilt with diagonal lines, and then made the binding with a tan and black check fabric. It is going to be SO cute with the rest of my autumn decorations this year!
Pumpkin Miniature Quilt Pattern
This 12" by 12" square miniature quilt features a foundation paper pieced pumpkin block surrounded by an appliqued vine and leaf border.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today! I hope that you’ll enjoy making your “Pumpkin” foundation paper pieced block. If you’d like to share a picture or see the pictures of projects from other quilters, please join our Facebook group, 2018 BOM and post your quilt photo.
We love to read your comments! Have you tried out any of the BOM patterns yet?
Until next month- Happy quilting,