Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August's Block is Out! Snow Much Fun BOM...

Happy August everyone! It's hard to think about winter and seems like so long ago now.  I've got a super cute block to share with you this month, it features a snowman and a sweet little hound dog. This last winter was Belvedere's first and I have to say he didn't mind the snow too much as long as it wasn't sub zero temperatures. Belvedere saw the world as a giant snow cone when he went outside. He enjoyed eating fresh snow and didn't seem to be too concerned about deep snowdrifts. This surprised me since he's got such short stubby little legs. There were times I would just see the top of his head and the tip of his tail as he plowed thru fluffy snowdrifts.
For this month I came up with a sweet snowman pulling his dog on a sled. I had Belvedere in mind when I drew this design up. Basset Hounds are known to 'poop' out on long walks and will melt into the sidewalk when they are done with their walk. It doesn't matter where in the walk you are, you could be blocks from home. Belvedere pulled this stunt when he didn't want to come inside recently. He melted himself to the back patio and there was no moving him until he was good and ready. I'm sure this will also hold true this winter. A sled will come in handy because I'm sure I can get Belvedere on a sled if a treat is involved. My sweet hound dog has a lot of 'bassitude'.

 This is the last applique design you will be doing for this year's BOM. It's hard to believe we are already this far with the quilt! The design is placed on a pieced on point quilt block. 
The on point quilt block will be used for the May thru August applique designs. So let's get started.... First go to my website and download this month's free directions. Remember it's only FREE this month, then there will be a small 2.99 fee after that. So download and print it up NOW even if you don't expect to get to it yet.
Here I have the design elements traced and ironed onto my fabric scraps. I then cut them all out.

Using the block picture as reference I have the pieces placed on the block. I then iron them in place.

After I stitch around the pieces I use a pencil and lightly mark the snowman's face so that I can embroider it with French knots. I have laid the carrot nose on the design to use as a reference for the eye and mouth placement. 

I have also drawn the sled rails so that I can embroider them using a backstitch.

I'm in love with this sweet little hound dog...

~Let's Go Sledding~

To finish this cute design, I embellished my design with some special buttons from Just Another Button Company. I do have these buttons available in my Etsy Shop. Pattern can be found on the Quilt Doodle Designs Website. It's a Free download this month only.  I will not be sewing my buttons onto my quilt top until after I have it all done and quilted. I will also be offering some extra postings for you wool workers out there too! This BOM will be offered the first of every month. Like always, it's FREE for the month that the block is out, then there's a small fee if you have to play catch up to get the block. 

Happy Quilting!

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  1. Thank you Cindy for the pattern. I don't have a dog, but my grandson does and she absolutely loves the snow. She will run and play, then try to eat it.

  2. Thank you for this adorable pattern. I am loving these snowmen and their activities. These will be snow much fun to make.
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  3. This is such an adorable pattern...thank you! I love your designs!

  4. How can I see the 2018 BOM snowmen and price?