Gnome Swap

Hello! Just popping in here on the blog quickly before I run out to school pick-up so I can show you what I sent to my partner in the Gnome Swap in Instagram.

I appliqued some Gnoma Claus onto a giant nine patch. Fabrics are Winterkist (gnomes) and Holiday Happy by Monica Solorio-Snow for Lecien. This is Christmassy, yes, but still cute. 🙂 And I like that the snowflakes coordinate with the pattern on the black gnomes. There are mini gnomes on the binding too. I used a variegated thread with pink, blue and yellow in it for the quilting. This was my first time trying out a double loop for free motion quilting.

I also made this gnome out of felt. It is all hand stitched. This is a free pattern from Ric Rac. You can find the pattern here.

Both projects were loads of fun to make. I still plan to make the Santa version of the little felt guy above.

I also sent out a little garden gnome and sign for a plant pot, a book called “How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack” (hilarious!) and some fussy cut Heather Ross gnomes. My partner was happy so I am happy! 🙂

I received an awesome package too! Check out photos in my Instagram feed to see the paper pieced gnome purse and accessories I received. And a crocheted gnome too!


  1. Extremely happy partner!!! Thanks again for the awesome goodies and mini quilt….and did I mention we decorate for Christmas big and early at our house each year…one of our favorite times of the year!

  2. So Cuuuute!!! Why am I never in the swaps you're in?? I love gnomes. Probably too much. MUCH too much!! I have a little saluting garden gnome on my desk, keeping me on task 🙂

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