Let me introduce you to these four little guys: Gnomes All Around.
This quilt and pattern is featured in the new Annie's Quilting book, Quilted Gnomes for your Home. If you love Gnomes, this book is for you. There is a variety of projects and each one is cuter than the last. Most of them look quick to make, too. I have an extra copy of this book to give away at the end of this post for one lucky reader.
I designed and made four of the Gnome blocks for my quilt. The blocks are partly paper pieced, with fusible applique nose and pompom on the hat. This one still needs the hat pompom.
I used Island Batik's new Free to Fly fabric collection. These fabrics should be in your local quilt shop now.
I had a lot of fun quilting this project. I used Aurifil thread, and Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting for beautiful results.
As you can see, I quilted various loopy designs in the background and borders. I quilted a back and forth line to accent the folds on the Gnome hats.
I also quilted vertical lines on the blue parts of the Gnomes and gave them curly quilting in their beards. That was fun and adds a cute touch.
More loops and wishbone quilting for the center green.
This quilt looks cute on my front porch stitching bench. It would be lovely as a table topper for dining alfresco on the patio as well. Currently, it's on the wall in my kitchen, by my country style dining table.
I used a turquoise blue Island Batik fabric for the back. It coordinates nicely with the Free to Fly fabrics in the top.
I bound Gnomes All Around with the same blue fabric as I used in the outer border for a beautiful finish.
Gnomes All Around
Finished Quilt Size: 29" x 29:
Block Size: 12" x 12"
Fabric: Free to Fly, by Island Batik
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Cotton
Note: The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
The Quilted Gnomes for Your Home book is available now at the Annie's website. Hop on over and get your copy now. I have one copy to give away. Leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing. I'll choose a name randomly next week for the winner. USA only, due to shipping costs. Please be sure I have a way to contact you via email should you be the lucky one. Just for fun, please let me know in your comment if you have or have ever had a Garden Gnome.
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