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Pumpkin Boo Quilt

By: Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth for FreeSpirit

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.

Pumpkin Boo Quilt
Pumpkin Boo Quilt
This image courtesy of freespiritfabric.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: Weekend project

Primary Technique: Pieced

Difficulty Level: Easy

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

 

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

 

 

MATERIALS AND CUTTING REQUIREMENTS:

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”

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

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.

Borders:

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.

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