This is a 6 ½ " by 6 ½ " unfinished snowman face
topped with a 6 ½ " by 3 ½ " hat from the pattern or a
self-designed hat of your choice.
The face may be appliquéd, embellished or drawn using fabric
permanent markers or paints.
This block offers you the chance to create a block that is
different by making choices for the face and hat.
Sky Fabric: 4 - 2" squares 2- 2" by 2 ½ "
Snowman: 6 ½ " by 6 ½ " square of white on
Hat: A hat fabric or two hat crown is 3 ½ " wide and
2 ½ " deep
Brim: brim for the drawn hat is 1 ½ " by 6 ½ "
To make the block, use the fast 45’s we used in the
house and the pumpkin. Fold the sky squares diagonally in half or
draw a line from corner to corner diagonally on the back. Place 1
of the sky squares on each corner, checking to see that the
diagonal fold or line on the back of the sky fabric cuts off the
corners of the snowball background. Sew. Press. Trim out the extra
sky triangle and white background. Press the seams into the
snowman to lift the head.
Now you will make your own hat or you will follow the hat
If you wish to add a hat band, do this next by adding to the crown
fabric and re cutting or by inserting a ribbon or a folded piece
to the bottom edge of the crown piece. Consider the ¼ " seam
allowance needed. Now add the two rectangles to the crown, one on
each side. Press seam allowances behind hat crown to lift it up.
Join the brim to the crown. Press the Seam allowances towards the
brim. Add the completed hat to the snowman head. Press the bottom
seam allowance toward the brim again, to lift it. Add facial
features using appliqué, paint, buttons or whatever. Sign your
name on the face bottom a ¼ " up so that it doesn’t
disappear into the seam allowance. Bring in your Snowman for the
chance of a whole crowd of guys or gals.