Tilted Pumpkin Quilt Block Tutorial

Welcome back to the Pumpkin Patch Block Sew Along!

Today’s pattern is a tilted pumpkin – because not all pumpkins are perfectly shaped. It’s good to draw interest to some parts of quilt projects.

The stem of the pumpkin has a unit called a “3-patch quarter square triangle”. Now that sounds like a mouthful, but it’s fairly simple to make.

Below are photo steps showing the process. The important part of sewing this block is knowing which section needs to be cut to be used as the stem.

Trim the HSTunit

Trim the brown/background HST to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

orange square on top

Place an orange square on this HST as shown.

align edges and corners

Line up edges and corners.

Make sure you will get the correct orientation for the unit.

sew off line

Sew a thread or two away from the line. Sew on the side that will be eliminated.

trim the excess

Trim the excess fabric.

Press the seam

Press the orange triangle away from the brown and background fabric triangles. The unit is done.

Get the Pattern: The pattern can be found at my Shop HERE

Nancy Myers
Nancy Myers
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