Hexagon Snowmen Quilt
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….
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.
I opted to have a non-holiday background fabric and two fabric scraps of patterned white fabric will make his body.
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.
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)
After I bound him in red, he’s finished. He’s ready to head over to my friend’s house for the winter.