|Many of you have wondered what fabrics.... here's what I pulled|
from my fabric stash. Notice most of it is tone on tone.
|Following the pattern directions, I cut 2 1/2" squares|
and 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips.
|Layer a cream/white 2 1/2" square and a blue 2 1/2" square|
right sides together and sew corner to corner. Repeat until you have
7 sets of 4.
|Trim the excess leaving a 1/4" seam...|
|Iron, seam to the dark side....|
|Lay out your squares to form the snowman block.|
|Sew block together using a scant 1/4" seam.|
|Here is a snowman block next to the 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" strip...|
|Sew a strip to each section..|
|Sew the sections together making sure the long snowman|
strip begins and ends with a 2 1/2" x 10 1/2" strip.
|Trace 7 snowman noses onto the heat n bond and then|
iron onto the wrong side of the orange fabric.
Cut the noses out
|Your snowman noses can go all the same way...|
|Or willy nilly ~ every direction... iron them on.|
|I applique around the nose using my machines button hole stitch|
using brown thread.
| Snowman eyes.... hmmmmm... |
you can sew on buttons, beads or embroider them using french knots.
It's up to you and what you prefer to do.
|I think I'm going to use buttons...|
Chilly Silly Snowmen ~ January's Block
Remember to post your finished Chilly Silly Snowmen strips onto the Flickr account for a chance to win the prize at the end of the month! If you blog about it, please email me a link so that I can attach it to the Pinterest Board I have going for the BOM 2014. I hope you have fun with this section of the mystery quilt. It can easily be done in a weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's snowmen! I'll be announcing the prize for this month's block around the 15th and the winner will be announced on February 1st, when the next section is out.