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Round Robin block – Christmas in April

Quite awhile back I mentioned that I joined a round robin through my quilt guild. I posted the block I had made to start my quilts journey through the year long quest. I also said I’d try to post the blocks that I did for other people’s quilts and seem to have fallen short on that.

Here is one of the blocks I did. I won’t give away the person’s name as it’s supposed to be a surprise but suffice it to say she wanted Christmas themed blocks. I used some of the fabrics she included in her pass-around-bag. Santa’s in his very traditional red coat. I used hot fix crystals for his eyes, the bird’s eyes and the buttons on his coat. I embroidered “Happy Christmas” with a variegated thread using the stem stitch.

I thought I’d share the pattern in case any of you’d like to make him. It’s just a sketch mind you and I reduced it to 8 1/2″ x 11″ so it would fit most home printers. The original block was 12″ x 12″, so feel free to enlarge it if you need.

Here’s the Santa Block Pattern (PDF).


7 Responses to “Round Robin block – Christmas in April”

  1. Annie Says:

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    Holly your block is just fabulous. I am sure that the person who wanted it will be tickled pink.


  2. Natacha Says:

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    Very cute, congratulations and thanks for sharing it!


  3. Holly’s Christmas in April : All About Applique Says:

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    [...] Holly Mabutas of Eat Cake Graphics just posted an adorable free Santa pattern on her blog Sprinkles of Thought. [...]

  4. Michele Barnes Says:

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    Thanks very much for the adorable Santa. I am just getting ready to make a Christmas quilt, and I think I will incorporate him in it. Michele

  5. Marcia Hron Says:

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    You’ve managed to put a TON of personality into this santa! Thanks so much for sharing your darling pattern.

  6. catsmum Says:

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    snagged him for sure – found you through Michelle [Betwixt the betweens ]

  7. deem Says:

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    nice very goooooood