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What are the Gnomes Cooking up?

It is a busy time of year - with the hustle and bustle of the season preparations!

However, no matter how busy it gets, it is still so important to tell and show the people in our lives just how much they mean to us! If fact, I just wanted to let you know, "I love you gnome matter what!"



It is also important and therapeutic to continue to make your personal creative time a priority. Working on a crafty or quilty project, no matter how small, can really help to refocus our minds, slow us down, and really enjoy the present so much more!


So let's sew up a few whimsical and adorable small projects this month that can be given away as gifts, showing our love to one another! Are you ready for cuteness overload?


Today is RELEASE day for four long-awaited Bee Sew Inspired Gnome Patterns! There are two mini quilt patterns (Gnome & Gnomette) and the Doll Patterns (which included both the Gnome and Gnomette Doll together in one pattern!). The Doll pattern is available in BOTH a hand embroidery/sewing version or a machine embroidery version! The Doll patterns includes all 3 sizes for BOTH Gnome Dolls as well as instructions, files and pattern pieces for little boot embellishments and accessories!


We will talk through the pattern more in a minute, but first, let's choose our fabrics!!!


What smells like LOVE better than a warm kitchen filled with yummy food, baking and nourishment? These gnomes sure know how to fill their tummies with love and so I KNEW the perfect fabric collection to release this entire Gnome Pattern Series was Cook Book Fabric by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. This fabric is sooo adorable with such great tiny scale prints that make it perfect for mini quilts and Gnome Dolls!!!


Just look at the tiny bubbles prints I chose to use on their quirky, turned in little legs!


I had a lot of fun fussy cutting the prints for the Gnomette Aprons! The main Cookbook Floral is just so beautiful and I really enjoy how it's larger scale allows for a flower feature on this apron! In the Embroidery Machine version of the Gnome Doll Pattern, the applique satin stitch is so beautiful and decorative. It is really one of my favorite parts - you know how much I love the little little details!!!


The Mini Quilt patterns are such a fun and whimsical design as well and they really go together so well with the entire Gnome Collection! There is a Gratitude Gnome Mini Quilt and a Gracious Gnomette Mini Quilt pattern. Don't be worried about the small pieces in this mini quilt! We walk you through EACH step in a fully illustrated, color, step by step instruction PDF. We even give you options for piecing and the pattern is full of "Designer Notes" to help get your creative juices flowing when embellishing the Mini Quilts!



Both these Mini Quilt patterns were ONLY available to our members of the Inspired Mini Quits Club. A $5/month mini quilt club that has a private Facebook Group/Community and delivers a NEW - not yet released Mini Quilt pattern to it's members every month. You can join the club HERE!




However, today, these long awaited Mini Quilt Patterns AND Gnome Doll Patterns are now available in the Bee Sew Inspired shop! I can't wait to see all the Gnomes popping up around the globe!


Please make sure you tag me @beesewinspired with your makes so I can share and tag you back! It is so fun to lift others up and inspire each other as well!


Thank you for joining me today on the Bee Sew Inspired Blog and remember "I love you gnome matter what!!!"


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Fabrics:


Cook Book by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs


Thermoweb Lite Fusible