Winter came to western PA this week, bringing several inches of snow. Snowmen can be so cute, and this is the kind that I like to make now. I'll leave rolling big snowballs to the kids and make mine with fabric!
Over Thanksgiving weekend Aunt Brenda had a sewing project for me, my mom, cousin, and aunts. She even had all the fabric cut out into kits for us. Pretty awesome! We used the Cut Loose Press pattern Snowman Runner by Annette Ryerson and one of those rulers that I love from Creative Grids - the 8" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool. Four of the curvy log cabin blocks can be put together to make the circular shape for a snowman head. The hats and noses were machine appliqued on, and I added a narrow zigzag stitch for the mouths.
I have already sewn a lot of these curvy log cabin blocks, and after making 8 of them for this runner I wanted keep going! It was the first time for everyone else making the blocks, and they all caught on quickly. Sewing these really can be addictive - you just won't want to stop :-) ! We didn't put the holly leaf on his hat. Brenda had some other decorative buttons for us to choose from to embellish with.
Thanks, Aunt Brenda, for planning this fun project for us!
I did finish the binding and buttons last night (Friday) while watching The Great British Baking Show. Does anyone else love that one? Though it's Saturday, I'll still link up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Keep warm, quilting friends, and thanks for visiting!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!