Oct 18, 2011

Free Pattern "Pumpkin Treat"

Here's a simple, quick, wall hanging in time for the holidays. Finished size: 9-1/2" wide x 10-1/2" long.
Material Needed
One 3" x 6-1/2" piece for pumpkin center.
Two 2" x 6-1/2" pieces for pumpkin sides.
One 1" x 2" green piece for stem.
One green 4" square for leaf.
Binding-Two strips 2-1/2" by width of fabric.
Backing- One 13" x 14" piece.
Thin cotton batting- One 12-1/2" x 13-1/2" piece.
Background fabric- One strip 2-3/4" by width of fabric. Cut this strip into (1) 2-3/4" x 9-1/2" piece for top border, (2) 2-1/4" x 6-1/2" pieces for side borders, and (1) 2-1/4" x 9-1/2" for bottom border, and four 2" squares. NOTE: The top border is wider than the remaining three borders. This is not a typographical error.
Sewing Instructions: Use 1/4" seam allowance for all piecing unless otherwise instructed. Sew the long sides of the pumpkin center and sides together as shown in picture. Press seams to one side.
Draw a diagonal line on the back of the four 2" background squares. Using the picture below as a guide place a marked square on each corner of the pieced pumpkin. Stitch on the drawn line of each square. Fold each square back over the stitched line and press creating corner triangles as shown in the picture.

Border and finishing: Sew the side borders to the pumpkin. Press seams to the border. Sew the top and bottom border on remembering the 2-3/4" wide border goes on top. Press seams to the border. On the 1" x 2" stem cut a 60 degree angle on one short end. This doesn't have to be exact. Place the stem as shown on the top of the pumpkin with the bottom end below the top border seam by 1/4". Using the raw edge applique method sew 1/16" to 1/8" around the inside edge of the stem.

Click on the leaf diagram below to highlight it. Right click on picture for options and click on  print picture. The image will have to be enlarged to the specified measurements. Trace the leaf image onto a piece of template plastic. Cut out on the traced line. Place the template on the wrong side of the 4" green square. Trace around the template. Cut out on the traced line. Using the finished picture above as a guide pin the leaf in place. Sew 1/16" to 1/8" around the inside edge of the leaf. 
Layer the batting between the pieced top and backing. Pin or baste layers together. Quilt as desired. The sample was machine quilted in the ditch in the center pumpkin seams, around the pumpkin, and around the stem and leaf. Using your favorite method add a hanging sleeve and the binding.
If you have any questions or find an error in this pattern feel free to contact me at jaybeehive@yahoo.com 
I promise I wont keep your email address or contact you unless you ask me to.  
Enjoy the holidays!

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