Pumpkin on My Patch Topper
This fun and pretty pieced table topper would look perfect on any table.
• 1 fat eighth green-with- gold metallic • 1/4 yard cream-with- gold metallic
specks* • 1/ 3 yard black pumpkin print* • 1/ 3 yard cream leaf print* • 1/2 yard cream pumpkin print* • 11/4 yards orange leaf print* • 21/ 8 yards black metallic specks* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • 1/ 8 yard 18"-wide fusible web • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Falling for You fabric collection from Hoffman used to make sample.
Prepare the stem shape for fusible appliqué using the pattern given and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 40.
From cream-with-gold metallic specks:
• Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (27/ 8") A squares and 4 (21/2") I squares. Cut each A square in half on 1 diagonal to make 40 A triangles.
From black pumpkin print:
• Cut 1 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 5 (67/ 8") E1 squares. From cream leaf print: • Cut 1 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 3 (67/ 8") E2 squares.
From cream pumpkin print:
• Cut 2 (33/ 8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 20 (33/ 8") B squares. • Cut 1 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 3 (67/ 8") E3 squares.
From orange leaf print:
• Cut 3 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 11 (67/ 8") F squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From black metallic specks:
• Cut 2 (41/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 16 (41/2") C squares. • Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (27/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 40 D triangles. • Cut 3 (41/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 20 (41/4") G squares. • Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 12 (21/2" x 121/2")
H strips. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fabric width) J/K strips.
COMPLETING THE PIE BLOCKS
1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each F and G square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place an F square right sides together with an E1 square and stitch 1/4" on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two E1-F units; press. Repeat to make a total of 10 E1-F units.
3. Repeat step 2 with F, E2 and E3 squares to make six each E2-F and E3-F units as shown in Figure 2. Set aside one each E2-F and E3-F unit for another project.
4. Referring to Figure 3, place a G square on one seamed corner of an E1-F unit and stitch on the marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press G to the right side to complete one E1 quarter unit. Repeat to make a total of 10 units. 5. Repeat step 4 to make five each E2 and E3 quarter units as shown in Figure 4.
6. To complete one Pie block, select one each E2 and E3 quarter unit and two E1 quarter units.
7. Sew an E1 quarter unit to an E2 quarter unit and an E1 quarter to an E3 quarter unit to make two block halves as shown in Figure 5; press seams open to reduce bulk.
8. Join the two block halves, carefully matching center seams, to complete one Pie block referring to the block drawing; press seam open.
9. Repeat steps 6–8 to complete a total of five Pie blocks.
COMPLETING THE CAT & MOUSE BLOCKS
1. Referring to Figure 6, sew an A triangle to opposite sides of a B square; press. Sew A triangles to the remaining sides of B to complete one A-B unit. Repeat to make a total of 4 A-B units.
2. Repeat step 1 with one B square and one A and three D triangles to make eight dark A-B-D units referring to Figure 7.
3. Repeat step 1 with one B square and two each A and D triangles to make eight light A-B-D units as shown in Figure 8.
4. To complete one Cat & Mouse block, select one A-B unit, two each light and dark A-B-D units, and four C squares.
5. Sew a C square to opposite sides of the A-B unit to make the center row as shown in Figure 9; press.
6. Sew a C square between two dark A-B-D units to make the top row as shown in Figure 10; press. Repeat with two light A-B-D units to make the bottom row, again referring to Figure 10.
7. Sew the center row between the top and bottom rows to complete one Cat & Mouse block as shown Figure 11; press. 8. Repeat steps 4–7 to complete a total of four Cat & Mouse blocks.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to Figure 12 and the Placement Diagram as needed for positioning of blocks, rows and borders.
1. Join one Cat & Mouse block with two Pie blocks and two H strips to make row 1; press. Repeat to make row 3.
2. Join one Pie block with two Cat & Mouse blocks and two H strips to make row 2; press.
3. Join three H strips with two I squares to make a sashing row; press. Repeat to make a second sashing row.
4. Join rows 1, 2 and 3 with the sashing rows to complete the pieced center; press.
5. Join the J/K strips on the short ends to make one long strip. To avoid a seam close to the end of the J strips, trim off 20" from one end and sew to the opposite end. Subcut the strip into two each 4½" x 40½" J strips and 4½" x 48½" K strips.
6. Sew the J strips to opposite sides and K strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
7. Arrange and fuse the prepared stem shapes at the center seam at the top of each Pie block.
8. Using a machine blanket stitch, stitch around each stem shape to secure and complete the quilt top.
9. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 10. Quilt as desired. 11. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish.
Pie 12" x 12" Finished Block Make 5
Cat & Mouse 12" x 12" Finished Block Make 4