Today I’m sharing some construction tips for my new pattern, Holiday Snow Globes, as part of the Windham Fabrics Christmas in July Blog Hop. See the info at the end for a chance to win some fabric from me and the other stops in the hop!
I’m making a block from my pattern Holiday Snow Globes using a selection of holiday fabrics from the Sparkle, O’ Christmas Tree, and Santa’s Little Helpers lines from Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.
Holiday Snow Globes is a paper-pieced pattern, and you can construct it vertically for a wall hanging, or horizontally for a table runner. You can buy it here.
Below is a digital mockup using the Windham Fabrics… isn’t it sweet?! I love how the snowflake fabric works in the snowman! And the gray is actually beautiful and shimmery.
The Tree and Santa blocks are really easy – the entire globe section constructs in just one piece, and then the base of the snow globe is added as a second section. The Snowman is different: he has a few more pieces, but none of them are hard, so below is a quick tutorial on how he goes together.
First, print or copy all the paper-piecing patterns. I like to copy them onto newsprint as it’s lightweight and semi-transparent. It also tears off like a dream.
Separate the Snowman sections:
And tape the globes and bases together:
Here are the fabrics I’ll be using:
I like to precut my fabrics when I paper-piece. I cut them and stack them with each paper section, often in order. That way, when I take them to the machine I’m ready to sew.
Paper-piece the four sections of the Snowman (for paper-piecing tips, check YouTube or refer to the How to Paper Piece section in my book Quilt Talk):
Sew the sections together, and then pin the entire snowman to the globe section – this becomes piece number 1 of the next block!
Continue paper-picing the rest of the globe around the snowman:
Attach the globe base to finish the block!
To win a bundle of holiday fabrics from Windham, please comment BELOW. A random winner will be chosen on July 24th (entries close 8pm PST on July 23, 2017). This is open to everyone, both USA and international followers. You can also visit the rest of the stops for more chances to win some fabrics:
Monday, July 17– Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D
Tuesday, July 18- Sam Hunter, Hunter’s Design Studio (you’re here!)
Wednesday, July 19 –Debby Kratovil, Debby Kratovil Quilts
Thursday, July 20- Brooke Sellmann, Silly Mama Quilts
Friday, July 21- Jennie at Clover and Violet
Saturday, July 22nd – Wendy Sheppard, Ivory Spring
Head over to Instagram, follow me there (@huntersds), and leave a comment on the post with the image below. You’ll have a chance to win the fabrics, block, and pattern in the picture – everything you need to finish the quilt, including backing and binding (not batting though!) It’s a nice head start to making the quilt! I’ll randomly select a winner on July 24th also.