Friday, October 23, 2015

Farm Girl Friday - Mr. Jack O. Lantern Tutorial!

Good morning cute people!
Welcome to another episode of 
Farm Girl Friday:)

Where we sew all cute things
 and more from my latest book... 

Farm Girl Vintage
to join in on the fun!

Today we are going to
 play with my 
Patchwork Pumpkin 
block on page 51
 of the book.

With just a few
 extra bits of fabric...
 and just in time for
let's make 
 Mr. Jack O.Lantern


Let's get started:)

Normally you would need
 30 orange squares 
to make the block...
but for Mr. Jack O' Lantern
 you only need 26.

To replace those 4 squares...
you will need to cut
 from orange fabrics;

For a 6" block- 
Cut 4 -1" square's
Cut 4 - 1" x 1 1/2" rectangles

For a 12" block-
Cut 4 - 1 1/2" squares
Cut 4 - 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rectangles

This is for his mouth section.
Cut the stem and the leaf 
exactly the same as in the book.

Choose a background fabric and 
blacks or charcoal prints
 like I did 
to use for his eyes,
 nose and his smile:)

Cut the following;

For a 6" block-
Cut 1 -1" x 3 1/2" strip for smile
Cut 6 - 1 1/4" squares
 for his eyes and nose.

For a 12" block-
Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strip for smile
Cut 6 - 2" x 2" squares
for his eyes and nose.

Cut your background fabric 
the same as the book.
I'm making a 12" block and
 I added borders so I also cut;
2 - 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" 
for sides
2 - 1 1/2" x 14 1/2" 
for top and bottom

Borders for the 6" block are on 
page 120 of the book:)

Let's start with his smile.
Sew two rectangles and 
two small squares together.
 Sew an easy corner triangle 
onto each end of his smile...

Like this.
Press seams open for less bulk.

Sew them together and then
 add the remaining 
orange rectangles onto the ends.

Set his smile aside for now 
and sew the easy corner triangles 
for his eyes and nose.

Sew one onto a corner of
 one of the 26 orange squares:)
Don't forget to use your 
so that you don't have to mark a line:)


Sew the eyes and nose
 sections together.
Press seams open.
Now lay out into rows 
and sew the block together 
exactly like in the book.
Easy Peasy!

Add your borders and
 say hello to 
Mr. Jack O.Lantern!
He's smiling at you:)

Wasn't he fun and easy to make?
I think he would be a 
super cute Halloween mini...
or a really fun table runner.

How about making him into a 
 for your favorite 
little ones or a friend...
 or even for your honey?

It would be so fun to 
fill it with Halloween treats:)

I hope you enjoyed my
Mr. Jack O.Lantern
See you next week!


Little Quiltsong said...

Yes, love his smiley face. You never cease to amaze. I've already made so many pillows from your beautiful fruit blocks. Now I have one more to add :)!

Libby said...

I love it ................

Again, thanks for all the inspiration ;0)

Rita said...

you are a wonderful lady, always so willing to share your talents and blessings with the rest of us. this is the sweetest little pumpkin man -- so cheery and happy, exactly what i need to see today! thank you for the tutorial, it's a great one and easy to follow!

Sherry B. said...

OMG - I love it! I am jumping up and down happy to see this smiling pumpkin join the line up! Thanks for being such a great inspiration and for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

allthingzsewn said...

I see a mug rug for my computer desk in the making. Thanks
I enjoy your work and sharing. I don't comment often there are usually so many that are exactly my thoughts. Line was not too long today so thought I would jump in.
Enjoy your day.

Pam L said...

My goodness, Lori! That is stinkin' cute!

Jackie said...

Thank you for the tutorial! He sure is cute....

Quilts By Laurel said...

This is way too cute! I love it!

Naomi said...

Lori, I am compelled to leave comments because I just love your blog! It is so inspirational and it just brings joy to my day! Thank you!! Let me say that I am blaming you for my newest purchase...a 1939 Singer Featherweight! Have a very happy day!!

sandy said...

So cute....really enjoying Farm Girl Vintage !!!

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