I know that because I just finished sewing for 5 straight hours to complete one--not even a coffee break (If anyone is considering buying this pattern from Paper Panache, I thought you might like to get an idea of the time involved). This guy is so darn cute that I think he is worth every minute.
Now I have two somewhat different snowmen.
I like scarf #2 way better than #1. Right from the pattern picture I did not like the scarf with that contrasting band through the middle, so this time I made everything blend in. I also like the darker brown arms on #2.
I plan to make them all slightly different. It's much more fun than making the exact same block six times. I think the gift will be the blue/green polka dot fabric of the tree in #2. Maybe #3 will have a purple hat and scarf and a red bow on the gift...if I use some of the same fabrics then they will all go together when placed around the table. I will have to make at least one more with the lighter arms, so he does not stick out from all the others.
My challenge to myself is to make the next one without having to redo any of the 20 units! (I thought there were only 19 sections, but I just counted and there are 20) I probably won't show any more until I get them all done. I am hoping to have them done by the end of January. If I don't do them all right away, I will end up using the fabric I need for something else. Been there, done that--way too many times!
Happy Halloween - Here it is Halloween 2015 and I have done absolutely Nothing! No table, no Halloween décor...............so sad......................... Last Halloween...
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