Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scrappy Hats QAL Day 5

Today we will work on snowman hat brim #4, Scrappy Triangles. Again mix up the colors so that you are not repeating any of the fabrics in this block. This block won't take very long to make. 15 minutes or so, that can be easily fit into a day. My mom tries to sew a little bit every day. It's amazing how much you can get done in a week when you sew just a little bit each day.  If you are a beginner quilter, today's block uses an easy technique to create a triangle block. So pick out 6 fabrics for the hat brim, not using the same fabric as you did for the hat rectangle block. Remember the hat brims are meant to be scrappy. I hope that you are having fun with the QAL so far. If you are using the 13 fat quarters listed on the pattern for the hat brims and not pulling from your stash it is important to rotate thru the colors making sure not to repeat the same color as what is used on the snowman hat rectangle. This will help disperse the colors throughout the quilt top. There is NO set color for each block. If you are pulling out of your stash and don't want to think about color, feel free to follow the colors on the quilt layout picture that is at the bottom of this block post. So grab a snack and let's go and sew...
Following the pattern directions cut your six fabric squares. The green in the photo is my snowman hat rectangle I'm using for this block.

Randomly pair your fabric squares right sides together and sew from corner to corner.

Trim away the excess fabric leaving a 1/4" seam. Press open.

Sew the three triangle square together to form the scrappy brim as pictured.

Sew the hat brim onto the snowman hat rectangle.

Then sew on the snowman face rectangle. Press

~ Snowman Scrappy Triangles Block ~
Remember the carrot and eyes are not added to the block yet!



Isn't it fun making snowman blocks! I just love them! If you feel extra ambitious, you can make extra ones for an adorable table runner to match your quilt! See you tomorrow for the next snowman quilt block! Remember to share your block on Instagram #scrappyhatsqal @quiltdoodledesigns

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.
 

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scrappy Hats Day 4

Welcome to Day 4!

Today we will work on Snowman Block Checkerboard brim.  There are 13 blocks all together for this quilt. These sweet snowmen remind me of school recess in the wintertime. I just love all of the sweet faces and different hats! Reminds me when all of the kiddos used to line up to go outside! I used to be a playground supervisor when I worked at the school as a media clerk. There used to be a mad dash to put on the snow gear if there was new snow. Especially if it was the build a snowman type of snow! So let's make some more snowman blocks for our Scrappy Hats quilt.

If you haven't joined us yet and want to sew along with us... check with the previous postings. The pattern can be found on my website and in my Etsy Shop. This quilt is a great stash buster too!


Snowman 3 has a checkerboard brimmed hat. Following the directions for Hat Brim #3, cut two fabric strips, sew them together lengthwise using a 1/4" seam. Press. Remember to use two colors that are different then the main hat rectangle block.

Following the pattern directions sub cut this into 6 2 block rectangle sections. Lay them out to form a checkerboard strip and sew together, right sides together. Press. 

Here I have my snowman sections needed to form this snowman block.

Sew the main hat block to the checkerboard brim. Then sew the snowman face block together with this section. Press.

~Snowman Block #3~
I have shown here the block with the applique nose and two button eyes. We will work on noses another day... the button eyes are not sewn on until we are finished quilting the quilt.

Just one block today to give those who want to catch up a chance to do so. Feel free the follow the pattern and sew ahead too if you have time. I know we all have different schedules. I do most of my sewing in the evenings and on the weekends.

See you tomorrow for the next section! Remember to post your blocks to Instagram #scrappyhatsqal @quiltdoodledesigns

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Scrappy Hats QAL Day 3

Welcome to Day 3!

Today we will work on snowman hat brim #2. It's another super easy block and will only take you a few minutes to complete. The pattern does not list what fabrics to use for your hat brims. Just to make it scrappy and have fun with it. This way your quilt will have a personality all of its own. I want to give you space to be creative and have fun mixing up the colors. If you are using a limited number of fat quarters and not pulling out of your stash of fabric... to make it scrappy, rotate thru your fat quarters. Never using the same fabric as the main hat rectangle in the block that you are working on. I'm hoping by doing this it will disperse the colors throughout the quilt.  You can also just follow along and match up the colors that I have printed on the quilt layout page too if you don't want to mix it up with your own colors. I posted yesterday's snowman block just as a refresher in case some of you missed yesterday.

~Snowman Block Easy Squares~
I have shown here the block with the applique nose and two button eyes. We will work on noses another day... the button eyes are not sewn on until we are finished quilting the quilt.

Following the pattern for size, cut out three fabric strips. I did 2 red and 1 pink strip. Sew these together along the 'long' side right sides together using a 1/4" seam.

 Sew this strip to the snowman face and the main hat rectangle. Press.

~Snowman Block - Horizontal Stripes ~
I have shown here the block with the applique nose and two button eyes. We will work on noses another day... the button eyes are not sewn on until we are finished quilting the quilt.


Isn't it fun making snowman blocks! I just love them! If you feel extra ambitious, you can make extra ones for an adorable table runner to match your quilt! See you tomorrow for the next snowman quilt block!

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Scrappy Hats Day 2



Welcome to Day 2!

I'm so happy that you are able to join me in some quilting fun. This is a fun and happy quilt that can be on display all winter long!

Today is a pretty easy sewing day and you're going to only need about 15 minutes in your sewing room today to complete today's block. No joke! We will do 'Hat Brim #1' titled easy squares....

Let's get started!

First a reminder: the hat brims are meant to bee scrappy. This is where you can have a lot of fun playing with color. If you are using only the 13 fat quarters for the hat brims and NOT pulling from your stash it is important to rotate thru the colors making sure not to repeat the same color as what is used on the snowman hat rectangle. This will help disperse the colors throughout the quilt top. There is NO set color for each block. The color combos used are totally up to you!
Following the pattern directions, cut the three squares out of three different fabrics for the Easy Squares Hat Brim. Sew them together to form the brim using a 1/4" seam allowance, press.

Sew the hat brim to the main hat rectangle and the snowman face rectangle. I am showing the block with the carrot nose and a couple of buttons for eyes. We are NOT doing this step yet. This will be explained later.




I'll see you tomorrow! We will begin to work on another hat brim. Remember to post your progress to Instagram #scrappyhatqal @quiltdoodledesigns

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Scrappy Hats QAL Day 1



Welcome to Day 1!
I'm so happy that you are able to join me in some quilting fun. This is a fun and happy quilt that can be on display all winter long!

So let's begin. I've had you precut you background, snowman faces, and main hat pieces. If you haven't done so yet please do so today along with today's stitching. The directions can be found in the Snowmen On Parade pattern that can be found in my Etsy shop and also the website.

Let's get started!

You will need the 2" background squares and your hat rectangles and snowman faces rectangles. Heat up your iron, make sure you machine is threaded and ready to go. I like to listen to audiobooks as I quilt, right now I'm listening to the 'Outlander' series (again....) Do you have any book recommendations for my next audiobook? Oh and don't forget to get a cup of coffee or tea.... (I have my mug of diet coke) Let's start sewing!


Here are the precut pieces that you will need. the background 2" squares, snowman face rectangles and snowman main hat rectangles.

Starting with the hat rectangles, line up the background square in the top corner, right sides together and sew corner to corner.

Repeat and sew a background square to the other 'top' corner... Trim away the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam and press.

Repeat this process on the 'bottom' of the snowman face rectangle. Sew a background square, right sides facing. Sew corner to corner... repeat on the other 'bottom' corner. Trim away the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam and press.
After everything is pressed, you will have a stack of main hats and snowman faces. Set these aside for when we work on the snowman blocks in the up and coming days!

I'll see you tomorrow! We will begin to work on hat brims. Remember to post your progress to Instagram #scrappyhatqal @quiltdoodledesigns

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.
 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Scrappy Hats QAL, Starts Tomorrow!

Come and join me as we make a fun snowman quilt! First, you will need to pick up the Scrappy Hats quilt pattern. It can be found in my Etsy Shop, or on my Website. It is available in PDF or packaged form! Every day starting tomorrow, October 15th we will work on a block or section of the quilt. You can post your finished blocks to #Scrappyhatsqal @quiltdoodledesigns on Instagram!

Did you gather your fabric yet? Remember you will need to gather your background and snowman fabric along with a bunch of scraps or 13 different fat quarters. I am using my Lori Holt Christmas Fabric bundle that I have been coveting a long time. It would be helpful to precut some of your block sections to make putting this quilt together easier. I used a white with 'sparkle stars' for my background. You can use a light colored print, a snowflake fabric, or even a plain gray or blue for your background fabric.

So here's your homework for tomorrow!
Gather your fabric, download the pattern if you haven't had it mailed to you yet. The pattern can be found HERE as an instant PDF download.
Here's the fabric that I gathered for my Snowman On Parade quilt.
Then precut your background fabric following the patterns directions.

Pick out your 13 fat quarters or rummage thru your fabric stash.... you can use as many scraps or fat quarters as you want. The scrappier the better....

Pre cut the snowman faces and main hat rectangle following the patterns directions.

~Snowmen on Parade~
The layout of the quilt...

Then come back and join in the fun on October 15th, when we begin our QAL.
I look forward to sewing along with you starting tomorrow!

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere

You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.
 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Scrappy Hats Quilt A-Long!

Do you want to make a fun quilt for the winter season, or maybe work on a special gift? This would be the perfect pattern for you and I'm having a quilt a long (QAL) The QAL will begin October 15th and will go everyday until the quilt is finished. Each day you will need to block a little time aside to work on each snowman. We will be doing this quilt in small sections with the exception of some prep work that will take a little more time. First, you will need to pick up the Scrappy Hats quilt pattern. It can be found in my Etsy Shop, or on my Website. It is available in PDF or packaged form! Every day starting October 15th we will work on a block or section of the quilt. You can post your finished blocks to #Scrappyhatsqal on Instagram!

Let me tell you a little more about this QAL. You will need a background fabric. I used a white with a print that went with my fat quarter bundler. I had it on hand. You can use a gray, light blue, snowflake print. Whatever strikes your fancy. Then of course you will need a white for the snowman faces and orange for the noses. Each block will have a different hat, I encourage you to check thru you stash to see what you have. This is meant to be a scrappy quilt project. Mine will not be so scrappy since I will be using some Lori Holt Christmas Fabric that I have been hoarding for awhile now. You will need either a bunch of fat eighths (24) , or at least 13 fat quarters . What's fun is we will work on a different snowman everyday for 13 days.

~Scrappy Hats~
The layout of the quilt...

For the flying geese border I used 4 fabrics, I did not make that as scrappy. If you choose to make that scrappy too, remember I used 3 yards total, so your scraps need to add up to or exceed that 3 yard amount. So here's your homework... Pick up the Scrappy Hats pattern either on the Quilt Doodle Website or in my Etsy Shop. Then gather your fabric! (I love this part) Then I suggest that you precut all of your background blocks, snowman face rectangles, and rectangles for your snowman hats (the top piece) Leave the hat brims for later.

Then come back and join in the fun on October 15th, when we begin our QAL.

Happy Quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere


You can also click on this link to purchase the instant PDF Download of the Scrappy Hats Pattern.