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Hexagon Snowmen Quilt

on Dec 23, 2014 in Blog, book, Hexagons Made Easy | 1 comment

Do I want to build a SNOWMAN?

Yes I do!

I hope you are all ready this holiday season for all the happiness, family, friends and gifts.  I have this little frozen guy to share with you.  He’s so fast and fun.

In the book Hexagons Made Easy, there’s a Snowman table runner made with 4 quilt blocks.  Cute right?  But I needed to make a gift, just a bit faster….

Hexagon Snowman | ReannaLily Designs | Hexagons Made Easy

 

I changed it up a bit and used two hexagons to make a smaller, single-block Hexagon Snowman Wallhanging, featuring the same technique described in the book.

Hexagon Snowman | ReannaLily Designs | Hexagons Made Easy

I opted to have a non-holiday background fabric and two fabric scraps of patterned white fabric will make his body.

Hexagon Snowman | ReannaLily Designs | Hexagons Made Easy

Um, yeah.  He’s gonna need some clothes.  Thankfully, I actually have leftover felted sweater scraps in my sewing room.  (That’s not weird, right??)  I machine appliqued the prepared hexagons to the background using a straight stitch.  And then added his “clothes” once his body was complete.  I considered button eyes, but then I thought – every craft snowman has round button eyes…. I think I can give him some personality if he has felted cashmere sweater eyes.  I did have to hand sew those on, by the way.

Hexagon Snowman | ReannaLily Designs | Hexagons Made Easy

 

The quilting was very fast since the piece is only 14″ x 16″.  I just quickly stitched some wavy vertical lines on the background.  He’s not going to be washed, so I really am not all that worried about the density of the quilting.  I did echo quilt a tiny bit within his body.  (see below)

Hexagon Snowman | ReannaLily Designs | Hexagons Made Easy

 

After I bound him in red, he’s finished.  He’s ready to head over to my friend’s house for the winter.

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    1 Comment

  1. awwww…I’m a snowman freak.lol. this turned out cute…
    Fun to see what people come up with…
    Thank you for sharing..

    Kimmy

    December 31, 2014

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