FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS is a versatile pattern, with 3 different project designs, as well as a “night”/”day” color palette option – all in ONE! Be sure to read through all the ideas below, and then comment with your preferred project and colors!

Oh! and just an FYI, we will be having a FAIRYTALE PUMPKINS SEW ALONG in our Facebook Group – be sure to click HERE to join the group and be “in the know” as we are starting to gather materials this week.

We always have so much fun encouraging each other, and you will be amazed by the talent of our fellow Fig Tree friends!

Alright, first up is…

Mini Quilt – 21.5″ x 21.5″

Isn’t she the cutest?! I think what I love most about this one is that it allows you to test out a little bit of everything from the pattern, without committing to a large project. It features our squat pumpkin with bloom & leaf, as well as a sashing diamond border.

All throughout this pattern, the SEW & FLIP method is used – no specialty rulers or templates. If you’ve ever worked with Fig Tree patterns in the past, you’ll know that a majority of the time, this is our preferred method of piecing. If you happen to be new to the SEW & FLIP method, we give you a quick rundown on page 5 of the pattern, so no worries there! 🙂

TABLE RUNNER – 23.5″ x 72.5″

The table runner uses the following blocks: 2 large pumpkins, 2 skinny pumpkins, 1 mini pumpkin, and 1 squat pumpkin with bloom & leaf. It again features that lovely sashing diamond border on the top and bottom.

A tip I would give you here is not to get too worried if your sashing diamond border and pumpkin rows do not measure up perfectly. If your seam allowance is off, it is possible to have some variance. Mathematically they fit perfectly but we all know that math and sewing are not always exactly the same thing with this many seams :-). The table runner has built in vertical sashing strips between each pumpkin, as well as to the left and right of the runner. If needed, these sashing strips could be made slightly larger, or smaller – depending on your diamond sashing measurements.

SAMPLER QUILT: “Day”/Cream Version – 60.5″ x 71.5”

In the sampler quilt, we will use all the pumpkin size varieties, with blooms and leaves aplenty! You will also notice that some of the squat pumpkins will have their stems facing alternate directions (pattern directions are reversed). Be sure to read through this portion of the block assembly carefully.

For the cream version, you’ll want to use 8-10 orange prints fat quarters for good variety in your pumpkins. The background here is a combination of cream prints, so 8-10 fat quarters [or] 5 half yard cuts are recommended. I love the vintage-y feel this brings to the quilt!

SAMPLER QUILT: “Night”/Grey Ghost Version – 60.5″ x 71.5”

For the grey ghost sampler, you’ll notice that all of the pumpkins are creams. A large variety of creams is important to get the differentiation of the pumpkin parts. The flower in this one is perfect from either of the light tangerine prints from HARVEST MOON. You will benefit from having the green for the leaves be more on the olive side to balance with the grey background. And speaking of background, since so many have asked, this lovely color is a Bella solid called DRIFTWOOD.

What can I say?! This pattern has something in it for everyone. Remember to let me know which pumpkin masterpiece you would choose to sew up in the comments! You can also tell me if you are planning to join in on our sew along. We’d love to have you!


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  1. Deb | 20th Jun 23

    I like the quick mini but would love to do the grey ghost quilt! I was too slow on getting a kit!

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 22nd Jun 23

      The mini one you will complete so so fast! And then you can take your time on teh ghost one… if you have any of the fabrics from the collection, you can just collect a few more creams and the grey solid background to get started. The grey fabric is called “Bella Driftwood” if you are looking for it.

  2. Julie | 21st Jun 23

    I fell hard for the Grey Ghost quilt. The softer fabrics grabbed me. Waiting for the kit. Another beauty Joanna.

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 22nd Jun 23

      It is quite a unique one and I am so glad that you like it!

  3. Barbara Lake | 22nd Jun 23

    how do I find the fairytale pumpkin sew along
    looking to do the grey ghost

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 22nd Jun 23

      There are two posts that talk about the info for the Sew Along… this one that you are commenting on and the one after it. Have fun!~

  4. shirley pearce | 24th Jun 23

    I really enjoy table runners and this one will be for a friend. Yes, I would like to oin the sew along.

  5. Maridel Armstrong | 25th Jun 23

    Where do I find the Fairytale Pumpkins pattern?
    Love all the different ones.

  6. shirleyruss1 | 25th Jun 23

    Since you are out of the kits, where in Missouri can I find Fig Tree Yardage?

    • joanna@figtreequilts.com | 5th Jul 23

      I’m so sorry, I missed your comment/question. Unfortunately I do not track the shops that purchase our fabric. You could always look on the moda site and look at their store locator?

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