Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

Our free Patchwork Pineapple mini quilt still makes me smile every time I see it on my wall. While making one for my friend's birthday this week, (Happy Birthday Betty!) I imagined what other fruits I could make out of patchwork! I made up an orange, apple and pear. Today, I am sharing a tutorial to make this fun little orange 8" x 10" mini quilt! (The apple and pear will come later!)

Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

Materials Needed

    • assorted orange scraps
    • one green scrap
    • 1/8 yard of solid white
    • 1/8 yard of orange print for binding
    • 2-1/4" wide black & white scrap (optional for binding)
    • 11” x 13” scrap for backing

Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

Cutting Instructions

From the assorted orange scraps, cut:

    • twelve 1-1/2” squares
    • two 1-7/8” squares
    • one 2-1/4” x WOF strip for binding

From the green scrap, cut:

    • one 1-7/8” square

From the white background, cut:

    • three 1-7/8” squares
    • one 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle
    • one 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
    • two 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles
    • two 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles

    Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

    Sewing Instructions

    To make the half-square triangles: 1. Layer a 1-7/8” white square and orange square right sides together. 2. Draw a line down the center. 3. Using a 1/4” seam, sew on both sides of the square. 4. Cut along the drawn line. 5. Press the seams open.

    Orange Mini Quilt Construction

    Make 4 total white/orange half square triangles and 2 total white/green half-square triangles.

    Orange Mini Quilt Construction

    Sew the squares and half-square triangles into 6 rows of 4 squares. Press the seams open. Sew the rows together to form the orange. Press the seams open.

    Orange Mini Quilt Construction

    Sew the 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” background rectangles to each side of the orange. Press towards the white border. Sew the 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom. Press towards the border.

    Orange Mini Quilt Construction

    Finish the Quilt

    Layer the orange, batting and backing fabric. Quilt straight diagonal lines approximately 3/4” apart. Sew the binding strip to the 2-1/4” wide black & white strip on the diagonal. Create your binding and sew it to the quilt in your favorite method. Voila!

    Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

    Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern

    This little orange is going to look great next to our Mini Patchwork Pineapple quilt! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos or post them to our Flickr group.



    Heather MacFarrlane

    Heather MacFarrlane said:

    Very cute. Could be used as a nice table topper.


    Jimsqueenie said:

    This orange is so darn darling. You always see apples, berries, etc. but I have never seen an orange. I love the colors. I would like to make it a table runner with oranges along the sides so people could see it. Thank you for posting and for sending this out!!!


    Nina said:

    Oh my, I’ve been drooling over these minis the past week. They are perfect in their simplicity! Would you consider releasing more fruits? I think I’m leaning toward a single larger mini with all of them next to one another, not sure yet, but I’ve just arranged the orange squares for this one. Thanks so much!

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