Four weeks since my last post… and I really didn’t sew much. But I have a nice little project to share for the monthly Scrap Happy post: I made some cute scrappy Santas!
The pattern is based on a log cabin quiltblock which I made from SCRAPS! I started with a 2.5″ center piece and added all the strips around.
The second step is to add the red piece for the Santa’s hat. I did that like I make HST out of squares – put a red square in the same size like the log cabin block on the log cabin block, mark the diagonal line and sew 1/4 ” of both sides from the line, cut on the marked diagonal line. What you’ll get are two blocks like these:
I added the eyes with a small zig-zag-stich using a very small stitch length.
After that you have only to add a red back side and stich the back sides together along the hats. If wanted you can add some embellishments at the edge of the hat and a ribbon at the top.
I found the tutorial on an Italian blog – it is in Italian but there are a lot of step-by-step-pictures… I did it without understanding Italian too 🙂 : http://cucitocreativo.xs4.it/i-miei-lavori/tutorial-babbo-natale-log-cabin/ I added one strip less than the tutorial claims and my Santa is 7.5″ tall.
One of the Santas I sent to Avis with her F2F blocks – as she told me it is sitting at the top of her Christmas tree… mine is still sitting on my old treadler table on top of a bottle waiting for a final usage… maybe as gift, Christmas ornament, gift tag, Christmas eve keyhole protector …
It seems that I am the first one this month with my ScrapHappy post… so I’ll link here to the other participants supposed to publish a ScrapHappy post later:
Gun at https://rutigt.wordpress.com (in Swedish and English)
Susan at https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com (in English)
Titti at http://tittisquiltlek.blogspot.se (in Swedish only)
Kate at http://talltalesfromchiconia.wordpress.com/ (in English)
Sue at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com.au (in English)