Pumpkin Boo Quilt

By: Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth for FreeSpirit
Pumpkin Boo Quilt
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This quick and simple Halloween quilt pattern will give your guests a fright on All Hallows Eve. The Pumpkin Boo Quilt is so easy to make. It's just one big nine patch quilt pattern with a few modifications to make alternate squares look like pumpkins. Use your favorite Halloween novelty fabrics in this basic quilt.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced


Note: This pattern was designed using fabrics from the Hallmark Occasions collection from Westminster Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list.




Fabric Yardage Cutting Instructions
HM85 Orange (cats) 5/8 yd (5) 9-1/2” sq.
S12 Solid black 1 yd (20) 2-7/8” sq, (2) 3-1/2" x 7-1/8”,
(1) 3-1/2" x 16-3/4", (1) 3-1/2"x 33-1/2",
(2) 3-1/2" x 27-1/2", (5) 2-1/4” x width of fabric
HM88 Multi (w/scenes) 3/8 yd (4) 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" (Piece A), (8) 3-1/2" x 4” (Piece B)
S19 Kiwi green 1/8 yd (6) 2-1/4"x 3-1/2" (Piece C )
HM90 Green (skeletons) 1/2 yd (2) 3-1/2" x 33-1/2", (2) 3-1/2"x 40”



Orange Snowball Block:

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each 2-7/8” black square with a chalk marking pen. With wrong sides together, align (1) black 2-7/8” in corner of orange 9-1/2" square. Sew on the chalk line. Trim 1/4" on outside edge of seam. Press black triangle out. Repeat on other three corners. Make (5) orange snowball squares.

Pumpkin Boo Quilt

Green stem block:

Sew (2) Piece B to either side of (1) green Piece C, make 4 sets total.

Pumpkin Boo Quilt

To the top of these, sew (1) Piece A. Press seams.

Pumpkin Boo Quilt

Quilt Layout: Refer to photo

Sew blocks in rows as follows:
Row 1 and 3: orange block, green stem block, orange block
Row 2: green stem block, orange block, green stem block
Sew rows together. Press.


Inner Borders: Sew the 3-1/2" x 27-1/2" strips to the right and left sides of the quilt center. Press seams out.

Top border: sew (2) green Piece C to each end of (1) 3-1/2" X 16-3/4" black strip. Sew (2) 3-1/2" x 7-1/8” strips to each green end of this set. Press. Sew pieced strip to the top of the quilt. Sew (1) 3-1/2" x 33-1/2" to the bottom of the quilt.

Outer Borders: Sew (2) 3-1/2" x 33-1/2" strips to right and left sides of the quilt. Sew (2) 3-1/2" x 40” to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press.

Layer quilt top, batting and backing; quilt. Bind with black 2-1/4" strips.

Decorate for Halloween with our collection of spooky quilts, Trick or Treat: 10 Halloween Quilt Patterns.


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