I must say it was a challenging block with some very tiny pieces. But I stuck with it, and was able to finish all the block components. I decided to go totally scrappy and veered away from the fabrics in the kit. In retrospect maybe pink wasn't a great choice for a pumpkin?!?
When I put it on the design wall and was wondering about my odd fabric choices, I realized I had made a mistake on the corner pieces. Eventually the seam ripper made an appearance.
See how the scrappy pumpkin on the left is square? I don't know how that happened.
I took the block apart, removed the corner scraps and put on white background pieces.
A round pumpkin! Kind of.
The free pattern is still available if you'd like to make your own pumpkin (or apple or other scrappy fruit) block. Click here to go to the Quarter Inch Mark blog and scroll down to get the pattern link.
Don't forget to round the corners!