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feeble rainstorm [deleted] 7:20pm, 1 August 2011
a few years ago, sonja from sonjaartisania generously put out these free patterns:
Gnomlette Pattern by sonjaartisania

Gnomeling Pattern by sonjaartisania

Fancy Mushroom Pattern by sonjaartisania

and since i'm too lazy to paper piece : ), i free pieced them instead:
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/krom_mama/2940768373/in/set-72157609379181535/]
gnome quiltlet by feeble rainstorm

row10 by feeble rainstorm

row10 by feeble rainstorm

and a few mushrooms
row10 by feeble rainstorm

i was even inspired to make a mushroom house (imagine that!):
gnome mushroom house by feeble rainstorm

which sonja turned into a pattern:
Mushroom house quilt block by sonjaartisania

for your block, you can make any combo of mushrooms and/or gnomes! the patterns are paper pieced, but i like to use them as a guide for free piecing. i usually piece them in the same order as the paper pattern, but i just don't sew it on to the paper and i mix the angles up a bit.
what's this?  a free pieced gnome by feeble rainstorm

in this picture, you can see how i start. i start with the face and add the clothes and hat, then i cut a triangle shape out of it varying the angles to give the gnome more personallity.

give it a try, and please let me know if you want me to take more pictures to show you how. this is probably the trickiest block we are doing, but i know you can do it!
CampFollowerBagLady 7 years ago
the gnome is back! I love these guys. Great choice Sarah!
davenjilly PRO 7 years ago
yay! I was hoping we would get to do a gnome! How fun!
fireflylanedesigns 7 years ago
yay! I have made these before but paper pieced them. I can't wait to give it a try with free piecing.
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country hill 7 years ago
so... would you say the gnome is pieced in roughly the same order as Sonja's paper pieced pattern--only not attached to paper? : )
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feeble rainstorm [deleted] 7 years ago
molly - yes! but i make the triangle body/head part, then add background to that (like a triangle roof and background pieces on either side) then i make the legs and background and add them to the body part like you do with the girl. if you look at the last gnome (orange one) you can see how i pieced it.
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country hill 7 years ago
yes, i can see that now. i am getting better at looking at a block and seeing how it's constructed--yay! Thanks, Sarah!
chickenfoot 7 years ago
oh eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what a fun month august is!!
i fell in love with your house when you did it sarah, that bent chimney spout is pure genius
i need to catch up on my blocks for me and then i am going gnomey!!!
has everyone seen that movie?? i need to see it, right?
thanks sarah
CampFollowerBagLady 7 years ago
I saw gnomeo and juliet with my son. While I had fun with a date with just one child...the movie was pretty dreadful. Wait until is comes to netflix.
annamichellequilts 7 years ago
Oh Yay!! I am so far behind with my free piecing blocks, but this gnome and mushroom house inspires me!! I agree with Tia about the movie, don't waste your money.
chickenfoot 7 years ago
oh dear. i had such high hopes for it.
ah well. we cant have everything, can we?
i agree about the excitement for this months blocks
fireflylanedesigns 7 years ago
I just free pieced the mushroom house and added a little surprise as requested by my darling daughter. I am so proud of my self for being able to free this. because I love to paper piece bu this is just so much easier and "liberating". hehe
thanks sarah and molly for sponsoring this.
Olivethebeach 7 years ago
Stinkin cute!
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feeble rainstorm [deleted] 7 years ago
i love it julie!!

and for even more inspiration:
red & aqua by calamity kim
craftyturtle1 7 years ago
just to confirm, that for this month, there is only one block with both the gnome and the mushroom in the block? Or are we talking two separate blocks...
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feeble rainstorm [deleted] 7 years ago
one block with any combo of gnomes and/or mushrooms.
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feeble rainstorm [deleted] 7 years ago
does anyone know why there is a sticky on this thread? what did i do?
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