Friday, September 30, 2016

October's Block ~ Snowmen!

Snowmen! I love snowmen!

This month’s block is pretty easy peasy compared with past months, but we are slowing getting to the end of the year. This month we will make four snowmen. They will be our corner blocks for the border. To make their sweet little faces we will sew on buttons for their eyes and mouth. (Button kits are available to purchase in my Etsy shop) Remember, you don't sew on all of the buttons until after your quilt is quilted. I appliquéd the snowmen noses, but you can use a carrot shaped button if you would like.
Have fun with this block. You will be able to get these done easily in an afternoon.

You get to make four of these sweet snowman blocks.

I have all of my pieces ready to go to assemble my snowman blocks...

I was such a lucky girl, I got to use my mom's new sewing machine.
It's the Cadillac of sewing machines and has a handy dandy laser light to help you line your blocks up while sewing. So slick! There's no guessing here!

This picture shows my corner to corner seams to form the snowman block.

Trim away the excess fabric and then iron... to the dark side.

I appliqued the noses onto the center of the block.
The button eyes and mouth won't be sewn on until after I have
my quilt quilted.

The pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. Remember to post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs) There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures. I love seeing pictures of what you guys are doing with the Tis the Season patterns. It is soooo much fun to see the quilt made in different fabrics! Love it!

Button packs are available in my Etsy Shop. I have packaged the button packs a couple of different ways. Either as one big pack with everything in it or individually for each design/row.

I hope that you have fun making this block this month. Remember to post those pictures!

 Happy Quilting!
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  1. Thank you, Cindy. This is looking sweet! Happy Autumn :-)

  2. The snowmen look so cute in the corners! I'm curious which machine has a laser light? It looks like a great feature.

  3. All done with the snowmen for now. (I'll figure out the button part when the quilt is all finished. As a longarm quilter, I don't care to have them on the quilt until finished. I want to use a bunch of grandma's old buttons to make it even more special.) I blogged about it today if you want to add it to your Pinterest board.