I sewed my Christmas Gnome his own quilt!
Okay, really I did but it’s because I love this little gnome so much that he inspired me to see if I could design a quilt that looked just like him.
First I opened up my quilt design software: EQ8. Using the Easy Draw + Applique block style on the Block design worktable, I played around with different shapes to make his body, hat, and beard using only rectangles and triangles in Easy Draw mode.
Then I clicked the applique tab and added a perfect little oval for his nose.
After I finished coloring in the sections, I made a tree block too. It only took a few clicks to set them all in a quilt with sashing and borders.
EQ8 let me print up rotary cutting instructions and the applique template. Seriously, a girl can be so spoiled!
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My original plan was to sew up 8 gnome blocks and 8 tree blocks and sew them together with sashing to make a 64’’ quilt.
Ha ha ha… it’s December!
I realized that if I wanted to actually finish this in time to enjoy it (and still sew last minute gifts), I’d have to settle for a mini version. With only 4 blocks and sashing, my little gnome quilt is 33’’ square and I finished it in 2 afternoons of sewing and quilting.
I’m using it as a wall hanging, but this is a great size for a small baby quilt too if I wanted to gift it.
Do you want to make gnome quilt like mine? Well, get ready because I’m going to share the pattern.
Next week I will share a tutorial for the 12’’ gnome block. Then the following week I’ll show you how to make the 12’’ tree block and use sashing to sew your blocks into an adorable quilt!
To make the mini size gnome quilt, you’ll just need:
a fat quarter each of solid red, white, aqua, and green fabrics,
scraps of brown and flesh colored fabric,
a yard of cream background fabric.
This little quilt is so easy that you can have it done in time for Christmas, or just for winter!
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And now it’s time for you to show off! What have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.