I had some sewing fun when we were snowed-in last week!
(Oh darn, it was a blizzard ALL day Saturday.... so I "had" to stay inside .... and sew!!)
What did I make?
This cute little Mr Snowman block , designed by Lori Holt, of Bee In My Bonnet and Instagram @beelori1 #MrSnowmanTutorial
|Mr Snowman mini quilt by Susie's Sunroom |
Design by Lori Holt Bee In My Bonnet
I found her Instagram tutorial at #MrSnowmanTutorial. Lori had a Mr Snowman SewAlong in 2014, where she showed how to make this cute snowman block, on Instagram. I learned her technique for making the 6 1/2 inch blocks, from making the Vintage Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt. (here) So these snowman made up quickly.
I got out my shovel, and dug into some of my favorite fabric piles, ( wink) , and thought that the white dots on the mint background fabric looked like snow. The fabrics are from Vintage Summer by Little Yellow Bicycle , and the mint background is by Riley Blake. I love those little Bluebirds.
I sewed them together with some sashing, and embellished each snowman with embroidery and buttons.
This picture is a bit off in color, but I wanted to show my Mr Snowman mini up against the snow on our deck!!
|Mr Snowman against the snow on our deck|
This Mr Snowman mini quilt then led to my next project....
A " Be My Valentine Heart " Mr Snowman pincushion !
(Bet you can't say that three times fast!!)
|Be My Valentine Heart Mrs Snowman pincushion by Susie's Sunroom|
First, I made a "Mrs " Snowman block, wearing her Valentine's Day' s scarf.
Next, I made a scrappy heart- shaped front for my pincushion... using the new
Be My Valentine Heart Mug Rug pattern by Eamylove at Amy Made That!
Amy's pattern makes an elegant scrappy flat mug rug...
|Amy made this gorgeous Be My Valentine Heart Mug Rug for me as a gift! Lucky me!!|
I gathered together my red , pink and hearts fabric scraps, and some pink ric rac, to make the patchwork square. (I enlarged the heart template to make it just a bit bigger, so I could include more of my snowman block for the pincushion back side.)
I followed Amy's excellent tutorial style directions, and at the end, I filled my mug rug with polyfil stuffing until it looked plump and cute.
The end result is a Valentine's Day season pincushion, with two fun sides!!
Side A: The Be My Valentine Heart
If you live where there is not any snow.... then I hope you have enjoyed a bit of snow happiness here. (Without getting sore muscles and numb fingers and toes from shoveling!)
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
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