This is the unquilted and un bound version of what we are making. Finished Size about 25x25 inches. You will need:
1fq focus fabric(my pumpkins)
1/2 yd of color #1(border 1 and binding)
1/4 yd of color #2
Cut the fq to a 17x17 square
cut 4 squares of color #1-6x6inches
cut 1 strip 2 1/2 wide of color #1
Cut 3 strips 2 1/2 wide of color #2
save extra color #1 for binding
Using the Color one squares and the Focus fabric make a oversized snowball block by sewing diagonally corner to corner. I also sew a second seam 1/2 in from the first to get a HST for another project.
Most folks will tell you to measure and pin a border. In this case, because they are so short I did not. Add the color one strip to the other 4 sides. Press and trim the angles. IMPORTANT: trimming the angles helps a lot in getting things to go together right. Do not skip this step.Starting on the sides you added the original triangles to sew the color 2 borders on 4 sides. Press and trim the angles. Lastly add the other 4 sides. Again, press and trim angles. See the first picture. Now it's ready to baste, quilt and bind.
I'm attempting to quilt a big pumpkin in the middle of this topper. I'll let you know if it works.