Gnome for the Holidays - BOM

Gnome for the Holidays is a FREE, did I say FREE?  BOM offered by Fat Cat Patterns at http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/bom2.html.

The first block is available and is easy and fun to make! There's something about gnomes that makes me smile and they seemed to be big this past Christmas. 

I have some really nice black and white fabric that I thought will work, but soon realized I didn't have enough for the background in all of the blocks.  My LQS had it in the opposite print white on black and I decided why not? Picking out the green tree fabrics from my stash was easy, I knew I wanted to make it in bright tones. Blanket stitching around each tree was tedious.

While adding the stars to the top of the trees, I traced a heart for one tree. 

Is it distracting? Cute? 

I finally decided what it really needs is some bling and I will add it after the top is quilted. 

Even though there are many people making these blocks and gnomes (there's also a Fat Cat Friends FB Group) the gnomes seem to develop an individual personality. 

It's not too late to join...and if you go to the Fat Cat Patterns Website, you may have the patterns emailed to you for 5.00 (one time fee) if you sign up for the FatCat BoM Club. Otherwise,  the block is free each month during that particular month. 

Block #2 was relatively easy and I am having so much fun making these blocks. I've decided to add the white with black dots fabric as the sashing.

My text is a little wonky because I have had retina surgery and my vision is not what it should be. Gnomes are mischevious, aren't they? 

Members in the facebook page suggested that we needed a female gnome and Jen graciously provided one in two sizes. I had to make a Gnometta for my next block. 

Isn't she cute? The only problem is that I grabbed the wrong sized block for block three. Instead of 8.5 x 12.5, it is 12.5 x12.5...so Block #3 will now be Block #5. 

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