Friday, February 12, 2021

Be My Valentine Gnome


When I put away all of the Christmas decorations this year, I decided to leave my gnomes out to decorate the house for the rest of the winter. I love gnomes and actually leave a couple up all year round. Gnomes remind me of my dad, he had a set of gnomes that stood in the front of the family home for years. Dad was also 100% Norwegian. So when ever I see a gnome, I think of dad. Well, I just had to make up another gnome design for Valentine's Day. I'm thinking of putting this one on display in my kitchen, tucked in a bowl or hanging on the cabinet door. I might even leave it up longer then just the month of February! The PDF pattern can be found in my Etsy shop and also on the Quilt Doodle Website.

Let me show you how I made it! I was able to complete it in an afternoon. My guilty pleasure these days is sewing and watching Outlander on my iPad. 

To make the design, I printed up the pattern, gathered my fabric and fusible web. 

I then trace all the shapes onto the paper side of the fusible web following the manufactures directions. The I rough cut the shapes out and pair them with the fabric I'm going to use. Iron the fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric.

Then cut the pieces out. I like to use my OLFA applique scissors for this step.

Following the placement sheet from the pattern, I lay the pieces out to create the gnome design. Some of the pieces will layer over other pieces. Remember to peel the paper off and then iron the design in place on the tea towel.

I used white thread to stitch around the beard, mustache and nose of the gnome design, I used brown thread to stitch around everything else.

Your towel is complete! Isn't it cute! This design would also be cute made into a small mini quilt or mug rug. Whatever you do with it, it'll make an adorable winter project to put on display for the month of February.

I hope that you have a great day!

Happy quilting,

Cindy and Belvedere

~ Be My Valentine ~


  1. Your gnomes are adorable, I have always loved seeing gnomes everywhere! Maybe you could do a gnome BOM someday!

  2. Cindy, we lived in Norway in the 1980's with Phillips Petroleum Company. Gnomes are very near and dear to our hearts. They are so special. Thank you for your special patterns.

  3. So adorable, Cindy! This is one sweetheart gnome. =)