Block #9 “Reindeer Games” is brought to you by the talented Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting where you will find the complete block pattern and tutorial.
This is a pieced block. Bobbi’s pattern is very explicit, with directions and accompanying photographs for each step, making it easy to follow.
This block has a lot of pieces. So after I cut them all, I organized them by groups in the order that they would be assembled according to the pattern. This also helps you as you are sewing, having visualized how the entire block will come together.
Bobbi stresses the importance of 1/4″ consistant seams for her block, so I followed her tip to do a practice test with two 2” squares of scrap fabric that she outlines at the start of the pattern.
I really like Bobbi’s tip for sewing the “stitch and flip” pieces; to sew just outside your drawn line on corner side to give just a tiny bit more fabric to fold over to reach and fill in the corner to the overall correct piece size.
The only variation I made to my block was the direction of his eyes. You do not need to sew the pieces any differently than the pattern instructs to do this.
When I met my completed Rudolf in person, I was as proud of him as Santa was on Christmas Eve! He is so charming and full of fun.
My favorite TV Christmas special ever is the 1964 classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” narrated by Burl Ives.
It was fascinating to read this article about the story of the “real life” original puppet dolls from the show and a few of the characters journey to restoration.
Please visit all the hostesses blogs to read their tips and see their completed blocks in a variety of fabric and color inspirations.
Abbie at Sparkle On ➡️ You are here :)
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting*featured block designer
Diane at cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen of Tu-na Quilts
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at SandyStar Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
Be sure to enter your chance to win both prizes by posting a photo of your finished block on:
- I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group
- Instagram, be sure to include the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal in your photo comment.
- The linky party on the featured designer’s blog.
Entries are limited to one per person and the winner will receive both prizes! This block’s giveaway starts at 12:00 AM EDT October 24th and runs through 11:59 PM November 6th 2017. The winner will be announced on the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long Facebook page where you can see so many variations of each block as they are released and meet your fellow QAL participants!
*On November 7th mystery block #10 will be revealed!
***Anyone that completes a quilt top containing all twelve blocks from the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-a-Long will be entered to win a huge Grand Prize!!! You’ll have until January 15th 2018 to make a quilt top. The final block will be released December 5th.