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Pumpkin Gnome House Mini Quilt Pattern

Pumpkin Gnome House Mini Quilt Pattern

Welcome everyone to my day of the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop. As soon as I heard about the hop being organized by Carla over at Creatin in the Sticks, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. So I signed right up.

Then as often happens, inspiration struck when I was working on the applique pumpkin that I’d originally planned to make… why not turn it into a Pumpkin Gnome House Mini Quilt!

I began by enlarging September’s Pumpkin Embroidery pattern.

A door and windows were added and then because winter will be here all too soon, it had to have snow on the roof and a wreath on the door.

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Pumpkin Gnome House Mini Quilt

Materials needed to make one Pumpkin Gnome House mini quilt:

  • 13″X13″ square of background fabric
  • Scraps for the applique
  • HeatNBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive (If you want to be able to skip blanket stitching the finished applique, you can use HeatNBond UltraHold Iron-On Adhesive.)
  • Embroidery floss
  • 15″X15″ square of batting
  • 15″X15″ square of backing fabric
  • Two 2¼” strips of fabric cut WOF (width of fabric)

 

Print off the pattern (scroll down to bottom of the instructions for the link to download the pattern.)

Please note: The applique pieces have already been reversed for you.

Trace all the pieces of the applique onto the paper side of the HeatNBond Iron-On Adhesive.

Cut them out just outside of the cutting line. Fuse the pieces to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out along the cutting lines.

Place the pattern on your pressing surface and cover with parchment paper. You will be using the pattern as a guide for positioning the applique pieces.

Parchment paper places over the Pumpkin Gnome House pattern

Lay out the pieces of the pumpkin to test to see if you like how they look.

Applique pieces for the pumpkin of Pumpkin Gnome House

I decided I wasn’t happy with the orange with the Xs so I switched those two pieces out for a different fabric.

Once you’re happy with how your pumpkin looks, remove the paper backing and apply them to the parchment paper in the order in which they are numbered.

Fusing the pumpkin applique pieces for the Pumpkin Gnome House in place

Your fused pumpkin should look something like this.

All the applique pieces for the pumpkin fused in place

Allow it to cool completely before carefully peeling the fused pumpkin off the parchment paper.

Peeling the applique pumpkin off the parchment paper

Center the pumpkin from side to side on the background fabric with the bottom of the pumpkin about 2½” from the bottom of the block.

Before fusing the pumpkin down, position the snow on top as shown on the pattern. If the pumpkin shows through the snow, you may want to fuse two snow pieces together and then fuse that piece to the pumpkin.

Fuse just the top half of the pumpkin to the background fabric, leaving the bottom half free for now.

Snow added to the top of the pumpkin

Again using the pattern as a guide under a piece of parchment paper, make the door and the windows.

I found it easiest to lay out the door and window frames and sills first, then carefully lift those off the parchment and set them aside.

Add the wreath and doorknob to the door. Place door frame and step in place and fuse.

Add the curtains to the windows. Fuse the window frames in place.

Peel the finished door and windows off the parchment paper.

Position them on the applique pumpkin as indicated on the pattern. Fuse in place, leaving the bottom of the step unfused.

Fuse the snow to the bottom of the block, beginning with the shoveled path. Then add the snow on either side.

Finally, fuse the step in place.

This part of your Pumpkin Gnome House mini quilt is complete.

All of the applique pieces of the Pumpkin Gnome House fused in place

Can’t you just picture the gnomes all cozy and warm inside?

In fact, it’s picture storybook perfect!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the home,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a gnome…

Close up of Pumpkin Gnome House with the applique complete

Blanket stitch around the applique pieces to secure them permanently in place.

Add any embroidery embellishment you might like.

I plan to add a bow to the wreath and a curl of smoke coming out the stem of the pumpkin to turn it into a chimney. 🙂

Sandwich the top of your mini quilt with the batting and backing. Baste, then quilt as desired.

Square it up and bind.

I’m still in the process of doing the embroidery on mine. I’ll come back and add the mini quilt to this post once it’s complete.

Click the link below to download the pattern so you can make your very own gnome house.

Pumpkin Gnome House Mini Quilt Pattern 

 

Please note: The pattern will only be free for the week of the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop after that it will be for sale in my Craftsy shop.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to take a few minutes to visit all the other blogs taking part in the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop!

Image with 3 pumpkins for the Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop

 

Pick a Pumpkin Blog Hop Schedule
 

 

 

 

Be sure to save the Pumpkin Gnome House Pattern so you can find it again in the future by clicking on the Pinterest button underneath this post.

And of course, I’d love it if you shared it on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Collage photo of the Pumpkin Gnome Home Mini Quilt Pattern

52 Comments

  • Susan
    November 6, 2018 1:16 am

    Such a cute idea for the same pattern. I like it! Thanks for sharing the directions and methods you used to make it.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 1:54 am

      Thank you Susan! I’m glad you like it. 🙂

  • Elizabeth
    November 6, 2018 7:27 am

    That’s a wonderful pattern! I love the idea of a pumpkin house, with the snow on the top! Thanks so much for the pattern and all the instructions.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 2:00 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you like it.

  • Anita
    November 6, 2018 7:55 am

    Adorable! I love pumpkins all year round!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 2:01 pm

      Thank you Anita… I love pumpkins too. 🙂

  • LJ
    November 6, 2018 9:11 am

    What an inspiring project. To have put a pumpkin and snow together would not be something I’d think about and you did it perfectly. Love the whole idea as well as the project. I may have to become gnome sized or build a pumpkin house to fit! Thank you for the pattern and the great tut.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and compliment LJ. Wouldn’t it be fun to be gnome sized and live in a house like that! 🙂

  • Denise :)
    November 6, 2018 9:49 am

    This is really darling … it kinda looks like a pumpkin RV! LOL! Perhaps that’s just because of how I live! 🙂 Fun project!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:09 pm

      Thank you Denise. I love the idea of a pumpkin RV… I may just have to do an RV version of it!

  • Rosalind
    November 6, 2018 9:55 am

    Very clever Pumpkin gnome house and snow on top is perfect.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:10 pm

      Thanks you Rosalind! I’m so glad you like it. It was fun designing it. 🙂

  • Moira
    November 6, 2018 10:19 am

    Cute Idea!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:11 pm

      Thank you Moira!

  • selina
    November 6, 2018 10:55 am

    Thank you for your generous offer of this wonderful pattern. It is such a fun way to move from fall to winter.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Selina. I hope you have as much fun making it as I did designing it.

  • Brenda
    November 6, 2018 11:19 am

    This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and your pattern!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:12 pm

      Thank you Brenda!

  • Carol
    November 6, 2018 11:25 am

    Sweet! Cute little pumpkin house. Love the snow too.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 3:12 pm

      Thanks Carol. I love the snow too.

  • Christi
    November 6, 2018 11:45 am

    Great pattern, so much fun. At first I thought it was going to be a carriage.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:15 pm

      Thank you Christi! It would make a cute carriage, wouldn’t it. 🙂

  • Susan
    November 6, 2018 11:50 am

    Just adorable! What little creature wouldn’t want to live there!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:16 pm

      Thanks so much Susan.

  • Pat
    November 6, 2018 1:01 pm

    Your pumpkin house says “there is no place like gnome in the fall” to me. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your creativity … 🙂 Pat

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:18 pm

      Thanks so much Pat. Your comment made me smile!

  • Vivian
    November 6, 2018 1:26 pm

    Ok, just too cute! I had the same thought about having some smoke curling out of the stem! I’d actually love to also see this concept done up on a real mini pumpkin to set out in a Fall garden. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:19 pm

      Thank you Vivian! It would be really cute done up as a real mini pumpkin. Our oldest daughter makes all sorts of figurines out of clay, I’ll have to mention this to her.

  • Charlene
    November 6, 2018 1:42 pm

    What a cute idea! Thank you for the tutorial and pattern!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:20 pm

      Thank Charlene. I hope you enjoy making it. 🙂

  • Vicki
    November 6, 2018 2:04 pm

    Very cute project, thanks for the inspiration!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:20 pm

      Thank you Vicki!

  • Joy
    November 6, 2018 2:21 pm

    That is sooo cute!! Oh dear, another project for my quilting bucket list!! xx

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:21 pm

      Thank you Joy. Our quilting bucket lists never seem to get shorter do they. 🙂

  • Wendy
    November 6, 2018 2:58 pm

    Cute project, I love gnomes!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 4:21 pm

      Thank you Wendy. I love gnomes too.

  • Carol
    November 6, 2018 5:18 pm

    This is the cutest applique pumpkin…love it! With the snow and background fabric, you really rocked this pumpkin thing. Thanks for sharing!

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much Carol… what a sweet comment and compliment!

  • KJ
    November 6, 2018 7:39 pm

    That is just too cute for words. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 8:38 pm

      Thank Kj… I’m so glad you like it! I smiled a lot when I was designing it and again when I was making it.

  • Mary
    November 6, 2018 7:42 pm

    That turned out so cute. Nice work.

    • Super Mom No Cape
      November 6, 2018 8:38 pm

      Thank you so much Mary!

  • Susan the Farm Quilter
    November 6, 2018 8:42 pm

    What a darling gnome house!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern for it – I may need to turn it into a quilt for a grand!!

  • Sharon
    November 6, 2018 9:34 pm

    Thank you for the absolutely adorable pattern!

  • Nicole Sender
    November 6, 2018 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial! What a cute little gnome house!

  • Carla
    November 6, 2018 10:18 pm

    Super cute little pumpkin gnome house block. I can’t wait to see it after all the stitching is complete. It’s so nice of you to include the pattern. Thank you for joining the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop, Susan.

  • Sandi
    November 6, 2018 10:32 pm

    YOur pumpkin gnome home is adorable

  • Anna brown
    November 6, 2018 11:11 pm

    Cute idea tytyty for sharing your talents. ..love it…

  • Karrin Hurd
    November 7, 2018 1:07 am

    What a cute project, thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel Wright
    November 7, 2018 4:04 am

    A very cosy little house indeed!

  • Joan
    November 7, 2018 10:50 am

    The is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Dione
    November 10, 2018 6:39 pm

    A pumpkin house! Now that is a clever idea, different from all the carved faces. I love it Susan!

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