Pumpkin Patch Block - Glorious Autumn Block Party Day

>> Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Welcome to my block day of the Glorious Autumn Block Party.
I'm glad you're here!  If you started over at the Quilting Gallery site, then you've probably already read a bit about me. I'd like to thank Michele for putting all of this together. She has great vision AND great execution!
 While you're at my blog, feel free to check out my tutorials page.

 Now, onto my block!

My block is called Pumpkin Patch. 

I used scraps when I was first designing this block and figuring out the pumpkin part of the block. You can make your block using scraps and make each side of the block with different fabrics, or use one fabric for each colour for a more controlled look.

I have one tip I'd like to share here with constructing the block to make sure you don't miss it! The tiny little corners to create the pumpkin unit are only 1 inch square. When you go to join the side strips to the pumpkin unit, I recommend putting the pumpkin unit on top when you guided them through your sewing machine. Your little half square unit may not be perfectly square, but by using the side strip as your guide, you should be able to keep the seam and block straight. And it's okay if you're pumpkins don't have perfectly angled corners - pumpkins aren't all perfectly the same anyway!

I've had fun making some of the pieced blocks that have already been featured in the block party. You can go back to the main Glorious Autumn Block Party page to find all of the blocks.

There will be 2 more blocks featured this week and many more before the party is over in December. AND there's special quilting deals too!

This week's blocks to come:
 Wednesday, Sept. 26
Jessie - Harding Hill Designs

Thursday, Sept. 27   
Amy - Butterfly Angels   


Be sure to post your finished blocks to the flickr pool:
 Glorious Autumn Block Party flickr group

My Giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win 3 of my patterns:

Primitive Joy Wallhanging or Tabletopper
Liberated Churn Dash quilt
Eat with Joy! placemats

I will be picking 3 winners around noon EDT on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Please be sure to leave your comment on the blog post {if you are reading this in your reader, please click over to my blog to leave your comment. Thanks!} Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you are a winner. Let me know what you plan to make with these blocks - or if you NEED a plan!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Sandra September 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM  

I really do like your Pumpkin Patch block. Would also be a cute table runner. I have always liked the Liberated Churn Dash Quilt and want to make one for me now. Thank you for the chance to win your patterns and making the Glorious Autumn Block Party so much fun.

Sandi T.

Cheryl September 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

What a beautiful block you have made!

MoeWest September 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

Thanks for the block. I'll see if I can find time to make one this weekend.

Lou September 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM  

Cute block!!! I am thinking 4 make a table topper:) I am sure I have enough fabric somewhere:) haha!!!!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop September 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM  

Very cute pumpkin patch block and it looks like it would be fun to make!!

4dreamsr September 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM  

Cute block Sarah! I do like the scrappy version.

marslaura September 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM  

You are so talented! As I was just telling my hubby that if it wasn't for the creative and talented designers that share tips and tricks as well as the patterns that they can create I'd be hopelessly lost as I try to get back into quilting. YES I NEED INSPIRATION AND IDEAS ALWAYS!!! I have no idea how I will use all these wonderful blocks so any and all ideas are encouraged and appreciated!

JPatz September 25, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

I want to make some pumpkin patch placemats for October! Would love to do a liberated churn dash in black and oranges, too! Our local school colors.

BizyStitches September 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM  

Love the creative pumpkin block. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

carla September 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM  

Hi!!! I really like your block and I have enjoyed your blog!!!! Thank You

hueisei September 26, 2012 at 2:21 AM  

Beautiful blocks! Great job!

Anonymous,  September 26, 2012 at 2:49 AM  

Love pumpkins for fall decorating! Your block would make a cute medallion for a table topper.

Lori September 26, 2012 at 8:24 AM  

I love your block. Perfect for this time of year. I can see this is a table runner. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Margaret September 26, 2012 at 9:44 AM  

I like your blocks. They will make an awesome quilt.

Lisa Cox September 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM  

Hmmm, I think I need a plan for these blocks. I just can't get my mind in design mode this morning.
They are very lovely.

Gill September 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM  

Great block! I'm thinking of making a runner!
I would to try your liberated churn dash pattern!

Nancy in IN September 27, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

My kids need a fall table runner. I guess I should get busy! Love your blocks.

apple blossom September 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM  

nice giveaway thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Judith September 27, 2012 at 11:31 AM  

What a sweet pattern for the autumn season. Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed stopping by...Judith, Texas

Farm Quilter September 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

Plan?? Plan??? Are we supposed to have a plan??? Well, someone forgot to tell me I had to have a plan, oh crumbs, now I'm lost!!! Rarely a plan, just love to get lost in the creating. I do feel sorry for my kids who will have to deal with all of it when I go!!! Love your pumpkins and your liberated churn dash! Churn dash was the first quilt block I ever made.

jennyg September 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM  

I usually don't have a plan until I pick the fabrics, then I start to plan.

Kathy MacKie September 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM  

I love Fall and all the colors it brings!

Sandi1100 September 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM  

I'm enjoying this Block Party and getting lots of nice patterns. I'll probably try making the block using scraps. Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns. sandi1100@yahoo.com

Donna Joy September 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM  

I really like your pumpkin block, great to see fall colors.
Thanks for sharing your patterns. I hope to make a lap quilt for camping.

Edna Kidd October 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM  

Love your Pumpkin Patch block! thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win...

Vivian October 2, 2012 at 11:18 AM  

A tablerunner or fall wallhanging would be nice for these blocks. thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

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