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Free Pattern Friday – Friend Gnome


Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday!

I have, somewhat surprisingly (to me at least!), had several requests for gnome patterns pop up in the Sewhooked Suggestion Box.

Not being a gnome connoisseur myself, I first had to do a little research.

‘Muggles have garden gnomes, too, you know,’ Harry told Ron as they crossed the lawn.
‘Yeah, I’ve seen those things they think are gnomes,’ said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush. ‘Like fat little Father Christmases with fishing rods …’

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

If you’ve been around for a while, you probably know I have a long running love affair with Sunbonnet Sue and her many magical cousins. I’ve been drafting Sue-styled patterns for many years now, but always with my own twist.

With that in mind, I introduce Friend Gnome, a 6″ block to paper piece, inspired by my love of Sunbonnet Sue. This little pattern is quite simple and would be a good second or third project for a beginner looking to make a pattern with a few more pieces.

He doesn’t have a fishing pole, but perhaps one of his potential brothers will!

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I Want My Mummy with Monster Madness

I Want My Mummy + Monster Madness

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Summer Challenge Winner!

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

And, we have a winner! It was a VERY close race between Quirk & The Fonz…congratulations to sciencemel and her Roaming Gnome!

A Huge, HUGE thank you to everyone that participated and everyone that voted. We had a total of 240 voters and every entry received votes, which is always great to see!

sciencemel, you’ll receive a flickr message from me regarding your prize.

And…the winner!

Summer 2012 Sewhooked Challenge
Quirk, my roaming gnome, dreams of home while plotting his next voyage!
by sciencemel
Pattern: Sweet Sue Tops the Tree  (free pattern page)

2012 summer challenge prize Sewhooked Summer Challenge

sciencemel will receive the above prize pack:  TWO autographed books:  Go! Baby Quilting(signed by contributing quilter Osie Lebowitz), Treasures from the 30s (signed by author Nancy Mahoney), three fun pin-back buttons, two skeins of posh specialty yarn, a pack of sweet fabrics, and my own pattern, In a Castle AND the new additions, two fat quarters and a handful of fun buttons!



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