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Enjoy Pumpkins all year round with orange quilt blocks

Our June selection for the 2021 Monthly Color Challenge is Pumpkin Orange! Let’s make some orange quilt blocks. Though pumpkin-spice season is a few months away, the bright orange shows up in the sunny skies we have in the summer. So let’s enjoy pumpkin orange quilt blocks all year round.

Our block designer, @PatternsbyJen, put together some of my favorite elements in the June block. I am one of the odd quilters who enjoys making half square triangles. Add in the square-in-a-square plus some flying geese and I was in love with this block from the moment I saw it.

pumpkin orange quilt block

Pumpkin Orange Flying Geese

Have you made any no-waste flying geese? I appreciate starting with squares.

pumpkin orange squares for quilt blocks

Then you have happy hearts for step 2!

flying geese progress

When you trim flying geese, make sure you put the halfway marking right through the tip of the triangle, and double check that you have a quarter inch seam allowance before cutting.

Need a refresher on half square triangles? This blog post reviews my favorite construction methods.

Mini orange quilt blocks

I really can’t decide which version is better. It is so fun seeing how the patterns emerge with the reverse light/dark placement in my small blocks each month.

small orange quilt blocks

Quilting can make you hungery so let’s find some pumpkin to eat after we make our orange quilt blocks!

Pumpkin recipe

This is my ideal serving of pumpkin pie…lots and lots of whipped cream! LOL.

pumpkin pie meme

In fact, I’ll take my pumpkin in a spice cake please, with extra cream cheese frosting. YUM. I’m going to try this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

What do you think…is pumpkin only for the fall months or do you enjoy pumpkin spice all year round?

Visit the other bloggers!

Remember to share pictures of your finished quilt blocks on Jen’s linky party so that you can enter to win prizes from the blog hop sponsors.

Monthly Color challenge prize sponsors 1 Monthly color challenge sponsors 2

Here are the other bloggers who made pumpkin orange quilt blocks this month:

JenĀ  – Patterns by Jen

Wendy – Pieceful Thoughts

Crystal – Daybrook Designs

Fawn – Quilty Creations

Raylee – Sunflower Stitcheries

Patti – Patti’s Patchwork

Ashli – Quilt 2 End ALZ

Joanne – Everyone Deserves A Quilt

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