365 Days Quilt Scraps: Spooky Pumpkin Block

The challenge I had set for myself has been a resounding success on social media. My book Sewing Scrap Blocks with Character, was released this year to celebrate the achievement.

This scary pumpkin scrap block is the 130th patchwork block in a year-long quilt scrap challenge in 2019. I’m happy to share a number of fun Halloween quilt blocks every week leading up to the much-anticipated Halloween season.

Spooky Pumpkin Block

The teeth are the most challenging part of this block, but with a little patience and a good mood, it’s definitely achievable!

The Spooky Pumpkin Block is offered in 4 quilt block sizes: 3”, 6”, 9”, 12”.



  • fabric scraps


  • thread to match fabric
  • heavy weight thread or embroidery floss for embellishing
  • sewing needles and pins
  • sharp scissors
  • ruler
  • rotary cutter
  • pencil or water-soluble marker


  • transfer paper
  • color printer

Note: The diagrams are actual size excluding seam allowances.


Preparing the pieces

Print method

Print the diagram in color then cut the paper pieces to use as templates.

Tracing method

Using transfer paper and a ruler, trace the pumpkin image. Cut the pieces to use as templates.

Cutting and Sewing

  1. Place each template on a chosen scrap fabric and cut around the template including a ¼” all around each piece. Cut all the pieces of fabric.
  2. Use the numbered diagrams to sew all pieces in the recommended order. Sew the pieces by hand or by machine.
  3. Use backstitching at the start and stop of seam if sewing by machine, use knots if sewing by hand.

Assembling the pieces

Follow the piecing diagrams below:

3” Spooky Pumpkin downloadable template

6” Spooky Pumpkin downloadable template

9” Spooky Pumpkin downloadable template

12” Spooky Pumpkin downloadable template

Join me next week, I’m posting The Mummy quilt scrap design.

Go to: 365 Days Quilt Scraps: The Mummy Quilt Block

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