Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Quilt Block Mania Halloween Blocks Galore

My contribution for this month's Quilt Block Mania's frightening Halloween fabric festival was such a delight to create. It is a mini sampler quilt all on its own with a Candy Corn block, 2 pumpkins, and a Wicked Witch hat. Four 6" blocks in one pattern. It will look amazing paired with lots of its friends from the Quilt Block Mania Halloween block bonanza or by itself for a ghoulish pillow or mini quilt.


Fabric Requirements:  Halloween Scraps
I used 24 different Halloween fabrics, only repeating the green and purple backgrounds and 2 fabrics next to the pumpkin stems. You can use up your Halloween scraps to make your blocks. ***Note: for ease of cutting and piecing, the blocks strips are all cut 6.5" wide so charm packs won't work. Jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarters, or 1/8 or 1/4 cut, or your scrap pile will work.

CUTTING Instructions:
(Summary: each block has 5 strips: 4 cut 1.75" H x 6.5" W & 1 cut 1.5 H x 6.5" W)

Block strip sets:
Cut 16 strips 1.75" H x 6.5" W
Cut 4 strips 1.5" H x 6.5" W
Cut 2 pieces 1.5 H x 2" W (green stems)  

Green Background
Cut 4 pieces ****

Purple Background
Cut 8 squares 2.5 x 2.5"

PIECING Instructions:
 -Candy Corn
Sew 1.75" strips together in pairs,join for 4 strip unit, add 1.5" strip to top of strip set.
Measures 6.5" x 6.5" 
Cut two background strips 5" x 7" and sew diagonally (from center to bottom outside corner) to each side to create a triangle square, 
Measure and then trim away excess. Press to green.
Trim to 6.5 x 6.5

 -Witch Hat
Sew 3 1.75" strips together, for a 3 strip unit, add 1.5" strip to top of strip set. 
Reserve bottom 1.75" strip (add after green background)
Cut two background strips 5" x 7" and sew diagonally to each side to create a triangle square, 
Trim to edge of first unit. Trim away excess.
Add reserved 1.75" strip to bottom of unit to create hat brim.
Trim to 6.5 x 6.5

-Pumpkins
Sew 1.75" strips together in pairs, join for 4 strip unit.
Cut 1.5" strip in 1/2 in middle of strip. 
Sew to sides of green stem 1.5 x 2" piece.
Trim to 1.5 H x 6.5". Sew to top of strip set.
Measures 6.5" x 6.5"

Finish by sewing purple squares to each corner using diagonal seam method (see photo).
Trim away excess of square and block back 1/4" from seam on outer edge.
Press seam to corners. 


Final Piecing:
Join Candy Corn to top Pumpkin, press seam to Corn.
Join bottom Pumpkin to Witch Hat, press seam to Hat.
Join two rows to make block. 
Measures 12.5" unfinished. 12" when sewn in a quilt.

See my fellow bloggers/quilters for 28 more Halloween patterns. Aren't they great!!

 **** See our fearless leader Carolina Moore's block and links to all the fabulous Halloween patterns HERE ****

7 comments:

  1. Interesting block! Thanks for the instructions.

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  2. Scrappy is so much fun - and there are so many great Halloween scraps to choose from!!

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  3. Where am I missing the way to download the instructions??? This is such a great way to use more than 1 block at a time!

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    1. Bev, The pattern is in the text of the blog post. You can print out the post or take notes of the details.
      Happy sewing.

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  4. I can't seem to find the place to download the block pattern !!

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    1. The pattern is in the text of the blog post. You can print out the post or take notes of the details.
      Happy sewing.

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