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I don’t know about you, but around here in Utah the temperatures have dropped and it’s a bit chilly around here! Snowman time is quickly coming. I don’t mind the snow, but my favorite part is snuggling up with a good book and a quilt.
This Snowman Quilt is super simple and great for beginner quilters. Finished size is 46″ square….so it’s just the right size hanging on the wall, or draping over the couch for a quick grab and snuggle.
The blue in the Dear Stella fabric line is perfect for a snowman quilt.
Because of how it’s sewn up– there are extra little half square triangles which can be sewn into a matching pillow. You’ll find those instructions here– Snowman Pillow
Heatnbond® Lite Fusible
45– 5″ X 5″ blue fabric for 9 patch quilt blocks — you can use fat eights in a variety of prints to get a scrappy look — 7/8 yard total
16– 5″ X 5″ blue fabric for corners of snowman blocks — half yard
4– 14″ X 14″ white/light fabric- snowman faces — or 3/8 yard
orange scraps 6″ X 3″ for carrot noses
4– 41″ X 3″ blue fabric for the border — half yard
4– 3″ X 3″ white corners of border
Batting and backing- 50″ X 50″
Instructions for Snowman Quilt
1) Sew 5– 9 patch quilt blocks using the 5″ squares
2) On the wrong side of the 16- 5″ squares, draw a line from corner to corner
3) Draw a second line 1/2″ from the previous line
4) Place one blue square in the corner of the white square- the second line will be on the outside of the block
5) Sew on both drawn lines
6) Cut in between the sewn lines and iron– set aside the half square triangle for a second project which is the snowman pillow!
7) Repeat with all 4 corners of the snowman
8) Draw 4 snowman noses approximately 5″ long and largest end is 2 1/2″-3′ wide.
9) Trace the triangle to the fusible heatnbond lite
10) Fuse to the wrong side of the orange fabric and cut out
11) Place on the snowman head and fuse in place
12) Sew two buttons on the block for eyes
13) Sew the center of the quilt together- alternating 9 patch quilt blocks and snowman heads
14) Sew a border to the top and bottom of the quilt
15) Sew the 4 light 3″ squares to each end of the remaining two border strips
16) Sew these to the sides of the quilt
17) Layer your quilt- batting and backing and quilt
18) Bind your quilt
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