Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Merry Merry Snowmen - Block One

Last month I signed up, along with 20+ other ladies, to stitch the pattern "Merry Merry Snowmen" as a group stitch-a-long over at the HGTV Message Board Group. Each person is doing their own quilt...but, we have deadlines to get each block completed.
This is block one...and was not too difficult to create. This quilt is not as easy breezy as Erin Russek's "Jingle" quilt is...that I blogged about last week. Mostly because this quilt has more pieces and pieces that are smaller than the ones commonly designed by Erin. Still, this is not a hard quilt...and the pattern includes pages and pages of instruction and full size re-sizing! Got to love that!
The pattern is available at Bunny Hill Designs.  You can get the idea for the entire quilt. I'm using my own fabric stash...and did not order a kit. One lady in the group is pulling blues instead of reds...and so far, her quilt is very nice...very "winter" looking.
Some of the ladies are doing machine applique...but mine is all by hand. I don't enjoy stitching fusible, and hand applique just looks worlds better to, it is worth my time. So, if you are looking to start a full-size project for Christmas...this is a good pattern to work up. 



Thearica said...

I think you may have talked me in to needleturn applique.. It does look so nice!

merrily row said...

I am with you, Kathy. Hand applique is the only way to go.

Beautiful block. Can't wait to see next month.

Maddie Can Fly said...

I love the Bunny Hill designs. You are making me want to do this and I already have too many projects!

p.s. fusible applique -- NO. You have the right idea with hand applique