|I usually only want to sew for the season and when the season's over have to put away all the unfinished stuff and start on the current season. Luckily, Julie, the Crafty Quilter has got me in the holiday mood! I adapted this little snowman wall hanging from a picture from the Connecting Threads catalog. I used some fabrics I got in a charm pack called "In from the Cold" by Kate Spain for Moda. Still need to get some little black buttons for the mouth and bind it. |
Here's a mini tutorial for this little snowman wall hanging:
1. The snowman head starts as 3 1/2 inches square, the body 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, the border squares start as 1 1/2 inches square.
2. "Snowball" the corners of the head and body (use 1 1/2" squares)
3. Cut off 1/2 inch from the top of the head block and sew on a 1x 3 1/2 inch strip of black to make the brim of the hat.
4. Cut 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch black rectangle (for the top of the hat) and sew 1 x 1 1/2" rectangles on each side.
5. Connect the body, head, and hat
6. Sew the borders (10 of the 1 1/2" squares for each side) and 5 across the top and bottom. (Note: since the squares are so small, it's easier to sew five 1 1/2" x 5" strips together and then slice into the border pieces. Also-- sew long side borders on first)
7. Quilt it (since it's small, hand quilting would be very nice) I did a free motion swirl.
8. Bind it (don't forget the little triangle hanging sleeves-- see previous tutorial-- use 2" squares)
9. Decorate with cute buttons, felt for the nose, maybe a scarf?