Your Christmas quilt just won’t be complete without a snazzy snowman, whether you live in a place with white Christmases or someplace more tropical.
Sherry at Powered By Quilting came up with this fabulous snowman block which offers plenty of opportunities for adding your own personal flair. I just had to dress my guy up for a night on the town!
- gray (Stardust Dark Gray Metallic, Sleep Tight collection for Cotton + Steel)
- black (from Thicket by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics)
- gold (Glisten, Windham Fabrics)
- white (from the scrap bin)
- orange (from the scrap bin)
- Kurumi buttons
Sherry wrote her pattern to be quite easy to follow. I tend to get confused on which direction to stitch the squares with pieces like the diagonal scarf, so I took pics in case I’m not the only one:
I also opted to try using Kurumi buttons to represent coal for the eyes and buttons. They came in the most recent Quilty Box, and I’d never used them before. It was easy-peasy, although I wasn’t a big fan of appliquéing them on. (I used a glue stick to keep them in place while I stitched. It helped.)
I’m still thinking about if I’d like to add a mouth, arms, and/or a sprig of holly to Dapper Dan! What do you think?
Head over to Powered by Quilting to get the pattern. Make your block, and you can enter to win:
Special Discount Alert!
Sherry has a new pattern available, and it’s on sale for an introductory price of $5.99 for the rest of September 2017, but she’s added a special discount offer for quilt-a-long participants! Use code MERRYQAL25 for 25% off any other pattern in the Powered By Quilting collection any time between now and 9/30/17. Shop HERE or HERE!
Once you’ve finished up your Christmas quilt-a-long block, you can choose one of three ways to enter the drawing for the prize package of an autographed copy of Simply Redwork by Helen Stubbings and a quilt pattern from designer Vanda Chittenden of Quilt in Piece! The deadline for entering is 11:59 pm EDT (US) on Monday, September 25, 2017.
Here’s how to enter:
- Link your blog post featuring the finished block to the Powered by Quilting linky party, OR
- Post your finished block on the quilt-a-long Facebook group page, OR
- Post your finished block on Instagram with the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal.
We encourage you to post and share your completed block as much as you’d like, but it will only count as one entry into the prize drawing.
I can’t wait to see your Christmas quilt-a-long block!