Let me introduce Ski Hat Snowman!
- Background: Be sure to press the seams open! You will avoid any issues with blocks that are neighbors, it will make pressing the top much easier when you get to the quilt assembly steps. The background is bigger than the finished block. Appliqué the snowman first, then trim the block to size. This accomodates any shrinking from the appliqué process.
- Note where FABRIC #1 is positioned before you fuse.
- Use an applique pressing sheet or parchment paper to build and fuse your snowman.
- Mark the button and eye placement lightly with a pencil before fusing to the background.
- Finger press the vertical centers of the snowman body and place on the background; align with center vertical seam.
- Wait until you have the hat on to fuse to the background. The hats are all different heights and will affect the vertical placement of the snowmen on the background block.
- Machine Applique: I waited until all of my Snowmen were fused before I did the decorative stitching. That way you can set your machine up, get your tension, thread and needle size right and go for it. More on that later.
- Template making Video: Here is a quick video on how I make cardstock templates using freezer paper and file folders. Click HERE.
Pieced Block #4 ~ Checkerboard
The Part 4 block is a checkerboard “half” block; you make two of these.
- Strip piecing is featured in this block.
- Take care when pressing long strips. Set your seams by pressing flat with a hot dry iron, then lightly finger press the strip in the direction indicated in the pattern. Finish the press with the iron. A shot of steam is ok as long a you don’t pull or distort your strips.
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I’ll be posting every week on Thursday and we will be on track to finish in early April. If you need to work at your own pace, no worries!