Paper Piecing Sew Along – Day 4

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in today with the 4th block of our Christmas 2020 Series.

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

Sandy’s design for this little Santa Gnome is so cute!  I decided to make two versions, one with a dark background and one with a light background.

Branded Gnome White Background

Click on the link below for the pattern:

RC 2020 Sew Along Day 4 Santa Gnome

Branded Gnome Green Bckgrnd

 

FREEE Paper Pieced Christmas Blocks

Hello!  It’s Cindy bragging about Sandy designing the cutest paper pieced Christmas block patterns.  2 trees black backgroundSince Sandy designed 4 very adorable blocks, we’re hosting a PAPER PIECING SEW ALONG.  You can make a Christmas banner, a table runner or a mini wall hanging.  We think either one is guaranteed to make your 2020 holidays brighter!

The first block is a rustic evergreen tree.  For printing these patterns, we suggest using thin copy paper or a special paper made for paper piecing from your favorite quilting store.

Since I am a novice at paper piecing, I used colored pencils to color code the rustic tree block pattern.  This helped me to keep track of the fabrics I was using for each section.  Who said you have to color within the lines?  Not me! Colored pencils tip Here’s a close up of my first tree.  I had fun picking out these fabrics!     Green treeDo you need a paper piecing tutorial?  Here’s a link to a great tutorial by Crafty Gemini.  Sandy and I both learned our paper piecing skills from Vanessa.

The link to the Day 1 FREE BLOCK PATTERN of our Rustic Christmas sew along is below:

Rustic Christmas Sew Along Day 1

Have fun!2 trees black background

 

 

Stepping Stones – A Free Quilt Pattern

Good morning!  We are anxious to share this new quilt pattern with you, it’s hot off the press! Full Quilt Outdoors LOGOSandy and I decided to call this quilt “Stepping Stones” because it reminds us of when we were back on the farm, heading out to get the cows for milking.  We had to cross the creek pictured below.  When you’re a little girl, crossing something like this seems daunting!  We would always step on the stones to try and keep our feet dry.   Scenic creekThis is a fast and easy quilt created with a colorful 40 piece jelly roll and 11 solid white jelly roll strips to make the colors pop.  Here’s a close up view.  Full Block LOGOYou can download this FREE pattern by clicking on this link: Stepping Stones 06 12 20

We’ll also be posting this pattern to one of our favorite quilting websites, FaveQuilts.  This is a great website for lots of free quilting patterns, tutorials and inspiration.

Turkey Table Topper – A Free Pattern

It’s the last day of October and Thanksgiving is fast approaching!

Need a quick turkey table topper?  Give Sandy’s “Garrett Gobble” pattern a try!  He’s a cutie and is made from a extra scraps we all have on hand.  I like his embroidered little turkey feet.IMG_4467[1]The finished table topper measures 30 inches x 30 inches.  The pattern is made with (36) 5.5 inch squares but left over charm squares would also work great.  IMG_4482[1] You can download the pattern by clicking on this link:

Garret X. Gobble Jr. Table Topper 10 09 18

 

We’ll sign off for today by sharing some fall color inspiration from the farm.  Have a great weekend!IMG_4726