Monday, 16 November 2015

Santa's Reindeer Blocks for 100 Blocks Magazine



Just in time to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!
It's Rudolph! And his other Santa's Reindeer friend. Made into a delightful door banner.




The front is made entirely from Kona Cotton Solids: Biscuit for the faces, Brown for the antlers, Black for the eyes and nose, Cardinal for Rudolph's nose and the lettering, and Snow for the background. How appropriate!

I searched around online back in July for suitable backing and binding fabrics. I was hoping to find something with deer. But not a cartoon deer. A realistic deer. The backing is Winter Garden by Susan Winget for Steele Creek Studio, which I found at Fabric.com.




I made corner tabs for hanging. As this door banner finishes at just over 12" in width, this is a perfect method of hanging - using a wooden ruler picked up from the Dollar Store! I just need to drill a hole in the center of the ruler and tuck the ends of the ruler into those tabs for an invisible hanger.




The striped binding is Winter Celebration by Sandy Lynam Clough for Red Rooster Fabrics and is a nice match to the reds in the backing. Those spots on the stripes are actually silver. And these fun stripes make me think of candy canes!




Using plain white thread, I quilted using the organic wavy lines. As usual. This reminds me of the drifting snow that will soon be making it's way across the open fields and blowing up and plugging up our driveway.





And this time I joyfully quilted right over those applique letters. When making letters for applique, you have to remember to trace them onto the paper backed fusible web as a mirror image. The fusible web is then pressed onto the wrong side of your fabric. And when you peel off the paper backing and apply the letters to your background, they will be facing the correct way. I used Kona Cardinal for the letters and a matching red thread in a tight zig-zag stitch to finish off the raw edges.




The Santa's Reindeer door banner measures 12" x 36"
and was my 54th use of my 100 labels ordered from Ikaprint.








These are the original blocks I submitted to the 100 Blocks magazine for consideration.




Each block finishes at 12" square.





Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 12 includes my Santa's Reindeer 12" block and can be found at your fave fabric shop or newsstand beginning today!!!!


The Santa's Reindeer is now available as an instant download pdf pattern in my shop here!!!



You COULD use a Santa's Reindeer block or two to make a couple of quilted cushions.
Like the ones I made for my sister for Christmas.




And nothing says "Santa Stops Here" like these blocks made in the
likeness of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and his friend!




Then I drew up this design for a 36" x 36" quilt, too.
That's 9 reindeer in all.

This includes all of Santa's Reindeer:

"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!"
"On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner, and Blitzen!"

AND Rudolph!






"Now, Quilter! Now, Stitcher! Now, Sewist, and Seamstress!"
"On, Crafter! On, Maker! On, Appliquer, and Artisan!"

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QuiltingGrandma said...

Love the block.

Anne D said...

Once again a cute block and once again one I really want to make!!!

~Diana said...

Congrats Lorna~wonderful design!

BĂ©a said...

Another successful design, congrats.

Melanie said...

I LOVE your block! I need to make some pillows too! Way to make the cover!

Jessica D. said...

Such a cute block and I also LOVE the backing and binding combo.

Anita said...

Love your reindeer block, Lorna!

Danice said...

So cute and festive. I love this design, and the fabrics you chose. Great job you did, as always :)

Paula said...

This Rudolph is the cutest I've ever seen! xx

Gina said...

This is so cute. A great idea for a wall hanging/banner

Nancy J said...

Great idea to use triangle corners for hanging rulers, and I saw one reindeer hiding in the corner!! Yes please, I would so love to win a book of blocks.( and I did like how you told us what fabrics were used for each part)

Beth Strand said...

I love it! Pbstrand@msn.com (Beth @ Words & Stitches)

tac73 said...

Love the reindeer block.

Karen Ackva said...

Just awesome, Lorna! You designed an extremely clever and festive block just in time for holiday sewing too. 😃 🎄 You have such an awesome sense of humour too! I know our paths will cross one day and we will get to meet each other in oerson! Congrats on being a Covergirl! You are such a beauty!

Molly girl said...

Love it. Hope to add this to my to do list.

usagypsy said...

This is the cutest block!

Kay said...

I love this idea, it would be fun to have a house done up with these, wall hanging, cushions, table runner, even Christmas sacks. Thank you for a great giveaway too. x

Lee said...

Love the happy block!!

Suze said...

I love the block and Santa will be here soon. My daughter lives and teaches high school math in Albuquerque. Yesterday she sent a pic of the school parking lot covered with snow. So the season is definitely upon us. Thank for the giveaways.

Nancy said...

I love your reindeer block - I will have to make this for my granddaughter!

Sewmotion said...

Your reindeer is adorable, and I love the phrasing, this would look great hanging on any wall!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Darling block and what a gorgeous quilt it will make. Your block is on my to-do list, hehe.

Congratulations on being in Quiltmaker's 100, Vol.12.!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Michele T said...

Congrats on making the cover!!! Your block is adorable!!

Heide said...

You amaze me, what all the different patterns that you come up with! Each one is cuter than the last. The Backing of your deer runner is so perfect, Love how it looks. Hugs, Heide

Kathy S. said...

Adorable, Lorna! Always love the fun animals you make. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

So cute, and your backing fabric is perfect!

Sigi G said...

I love following your blog. Love your reindeer blocks. Love that your patterns are the traditional rotary cutting kind :)! That's my favorite method too. (Little puzzles, put together with thread). Thanks for this giveaway chance!

Mama Spark said...

I love your blog and these blocks!! I need these reindeer in my life!

Dana Gaffney said...

He's wonderful, like all of your amazing critters. Congratulations.

Allison said...

I love the reindeer! The quilt is beautiful and I love your choice of backing.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the block.

Patty D from NC said...

great block!

Jen Barnard said...

I love your block, and the backing fabric you found for it.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

annmarie said...

Just darling. Can't wait to add him to my menagerie in my hallway.

kt said...

Love your reindeer--very cute!!!

ledamewood said...

I love this and is a must make for my Grandchildren.

kim nath said...

These are adorable, I need to add them to my christmas make list.

Sandi1100 said...

I love your block! It is adorable! Thanks for a chance to win.

PegP said...

Congratulations on making Volume 12 Lorna!!

Diane said...

Great job on your post, Lorna! I love your reindeer so much, in fact I've made a whole quilt from this block. I'll post it soon. That's one of the perks of writing the 100 Blocks patterns, I have them early! Thanks for being with us on the Blog Tour this week--we really appreciate it. Have a great day! Btw, did you see the post by Sherri Noel? Gotta check it out!!!

Diane at Quiltmaker

Carol said...

SEW cute! I love this block! And I love the magazine! Congratulations on having a block in it!

VA said...

I love it! I just made a Dog Gone Cute block, which was WAY easier than I thought it would be, so I know I can do this one, too. Your wall hanging turned out great!

Susan L. said...

Congrats for being in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Lorna! Love your reindeer block!

Diana said...

cute reindeer block and wall hanging!

Audrey said...

Super block. I can hardly wait to get a copy of 100 Blocks so I can make a banner for one special little boy. Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Lanahan said...

Love the reindeer. I bought the fabric and was wondering what to do with it and now I know

Gill said...

Great block!
Congratulations on being included!!

LizD4400 said...

Those are so cute!

AndreaMM said...

Your animal quilt blocks are great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Needled Mom said...

That is great. I love the backing fabric too.

Sewmom18 said...

How cute it is.

MaryBeth Little said...

I just love your designs. And I've adopted your organic waves as my go-to quilting design when I just want it done, haha!!

Lori said...

Congratulations I love your animal blocks. always so wonderful. your reindeer is so great. Making it into a door hanger is perfect. and that back fabric is just too wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Ioleen said...

Congrats!!! Another cute animal pattern.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun block--love it!!

the zen quilter said...

This is the one - the one holiday project I'm going to make. Oh it's so cute! Can't wait to start! Thanks Lorna - you are SEW clever! I'm so glad I found you and your blog!

Diane said...

Cute block. Thanks for the giveaways.

Lu said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! Love your creativity.

Quilter Kathy said...

So fantastic Lorna... love your block, and especially love the Christmas wallhanging!

Abbigail said...

I love the deer block. As my son's nickname is Buck this would make a fitting quilt for him!

Miss Jamee Quilts said...

l am luvin on thatcsweet little reindeer quilt!

Debbi said...

The Rudolph block is such a nice touch on the nine block quilt!

sewlost said...

Love it and would love to win.
Sandy

Diane Beavers said...

Lorna,
I think I'm ready for snow now...or at least Santa:)
Loving your signature wavy line quilting, indeed it looks like drifting snow.

bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Quiltsmiles said...

Lorna, its truly adorable and so perfect for the upcoming seasons. Our family has an ongoing joke about reindeer games and this block could be so cool played in many ways.

Leanne Parsons said...

Congratulations, Lorna! Is this your first 100 Blocks publication? I love those magazines and I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Your reindeer are really cute, and I love the Santa Stops Here hanging. I would never have thought of using a dollar store ruler with a hole drilled in it for hanging little quilts, but it's a great idea!

Pine Point Cathy said...

So cute! I have a few hunters in my family, so perfect for them.
basaran.family@rogers.com

JANET said...

Your animal designs just keep getting cuter!! Thought the dog was adorable, but this one is just as cute!

Lee Ann L. said...

Congrats! This block is adorable.

Mary Ann said...

Love these reindeer!

Mary Ann said...

Love these reindeer!

Heidi said...

CUTE!

eva said...

That is the cutest Christmas block!! Gotta get my hands on that magazine and make a pillow :)

Congratulations cover girl ;) It's well deserved !

Loris said...

This reindeer is adorable! Great design and thank you for the chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. I love seeing all the new blocks!

Betsy said...

So cute. I can make this before the holidays.

DG said...

This reindeer is adorable!

kathy nielson said...

Love this block! so simple but looks so complicated.

Christine S said...

This is so cute!!

Thim3 said...

Your block is so cute...I love the reindeer. The fabric for the back is beautiful.
thim3@hotmail.com

lalaluu said...

I have made 5 blocks of the dog gone cute quilt, and they are so unique and individual! Loving it!

Joy said...

Congratulations on having a block accepted as one of the 100. I had so much fun participating in Dog Gone Cute. There will be more of your quilts in my life.

Denise Cabral said...

I follow you by email and on Facebook.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Love the block. Lucky me I got to test it for this volume. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Joye with an e said...

Such a fun block. Congratulations on being included in the issue.
joyecox@yahoo.com

Laura said...

A member of my quilt guild is actively involved in a charity that provides quilts for disadvantaged teens. Their goal is to provide a quilt for each of these teens (many of whom who have never had a real family!) I sent her to your gallery, Lorna, to show her how you use those organic wavy lines for quilting. It's such a great way to quilt and can be done with feed dogs up!

Terry said...

What an adorable design…so cute!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maureeneh said...

Love the reindeer cushions!
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Nancy Sue said...

I love the binding! Perfect choice. I also love how you've mixed cartoon front with realistic backing! Genius! Congrats on your block!!

Susan Stanton said...

Congratulations on making the cover! Your reindeer block is adorable! Lots of ways to use it too.

Lisa Marie said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute! Of course, I always think your patterns are cute! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Cute block!!

Amy said...

Your reindeer block is my favorite so far! Even one of the other featured designers (Sherri Noel) paired it with her block for a great holiday project. What a fun use for it. Thanks!

KaHolly said...

Lorna, this is a most delightful block, and since I can never resist making your patterns, I'm sure I'll be whipping up at least one of these, too! Funny,mthough, I can never stop at just one! XO

Amy said...

And I'm following you via Bloglovin.

Rhonda Davis said...

Oh, so cute! I think I just found a new front door decoration!

MC said...

Adorable block and quilt designs! I look forward to seeing versions of it in different prints as well.

Patti said...

Yay! Just in time to make a few for gifts!

KathleenD said...

What an absolutely CUTE reindeer block! I need to make this for my son's family up in WA right away! Thanks for putting me in a Christmas frame of mind.

Lara B. said...

Wow Wee Congratulations Lorna! That is quite an honor to have your block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks! Your reindeer is sew adorable!

Tina Jeo said...

Love your whimsical style. I would love to make these projects. thanks.

Sandi said...

Lovely design and perfect fabric choices!

Melody Lutz said...

you're killing me with cuteness! Especially love the quilt of the entire team.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

All your animal blocks are so cute, but this one is my favorite!!!

Carol Bakaj said...

What a fun block for the holidays! Thanks for posting!

Jennifer Simpleston said...

I love the cute wall hanging!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! I need to make pillows for my daughters, my granddaughters would love them.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on the cover. I love your patterns and can't wait to get my copy of the magazine so I can make this block into a lap quilt for myself.

Carol said...

With all these adorable blocks you design you are definitely keeping me busy sewing. Love those reindeer!

kbo said...

Such a deer block ... I bet it's a fun sew.

Tinliz said...

You did it again, another cute block.

linda gillian said...

Totally love your reindeer block!

MoeWest said...

I love the door banner Lorna! Great fabric on the back too.

babiesdoc said...

I love the reindeer (almost as much as the doggies(

Donna Cutting said...

Wonderful block, thanks for sharing.

sewingnancy said...

This is the perfect block for a quilt I'm planning, Love it!

Sally said...

The block is adorable (like all your darling animals!)

lefuntz said...

You've done it again! Another cute animal pieced block. And just in time for Christmas.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations on having your block included in the latest Quiltmaker 100 Blocks book!

And what a great Christmas door banner! The reindeer is such fun!

Sandra Allred said...

love love love your Santa Stops Here hanging. and thanks for the info on the ruler and corner hangers.

Allison CB said...

Very cute - love the reindeer!

Ruth-Anne Hayes said...
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Ruth-Anne Hayes said...

Love love love it! Can't get enough! ♡

JoyceLM said...

This is such a cool block - I love it. Thanks.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

A very cute block for Christmas. Love the Santas Reindeer quilt idea. A lovely addition to your stable of animals.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your door hanging -- and will try to get it ready for Christmas 2015!

Ruth-Anne Hayes said...

Love love love it! Can't get enough! ♡

legato1958 said...

What a cute reindeer block! I love your table runner!!
Perfect for the holidays.
Susie

Jasmine said...

Your designs just keep getting cuter. Love this block and your door banner.

Vicki H said...

Love the reindeer. I would love to make the grandkids the banner.

Rosa said...

Another fabulous design.

Rosa said...

Another fabulous design.

Farm Quilter said...

You do such a fabulous job of creating blocks with animals - just love them all!! Congratulations on being in this issue of Quiltmaker!

greeneggs said...

This is so cute. I love your animals.

Dee said...

these deer are stinking cute!!!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Absolutely LOVE the Reindeer blocks! I have to make these, thanks! cdahlgren at live dot com

Jennifer said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love it! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this issue!

Dolores said...

What a cute bunch of reindeer. It's nice that you showed us several ways to use the block. Thank you.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Love the reindeer. You are sew talented!!! Now I have to make one of these. I am still working on the so dog gone cute one. Just can't keep up with you. Karen

MissPat said...

Definitely a sign of the season.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Oh Lorna, you've done it again! What a fabulous finish! I love, love, love it! When I saw it in Quiltmaker, my first thought was that nose needs to be red for Rudolph!

Wanda said...

What a fabulous, fun block for the holidays! It is a "must do"! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ariane said...

I just love this block! It's adorable.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

This is great! I'll be picking up my magazine in a few days for sure!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I follow you on feedly

Kathy H said...

I love your reindeer block and the door banner is just so cute.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is so adorable. I have to make this -- because Santa stops at my house!!

Cindy Staub said...

I love love love your block! Congrats on being a covergirl!

Subee said...

I always want to make all of your quilt blocks and this one is no different!

Subee said...

I follow via email.

Nann said...

Cute block! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa J. said...

Another great pattern from you Lorna!

Laura said...

I love your reindeer block! Thanks for the chance to win!

ritainalaska said...

congrats on your cover block! nice block to make!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Adorable! I cannot wait to make the door banner.

Mary said...

Love your block. I will be making it for my granddaughters. Thanks for sharing the banner idea.

Blue.Ridge.Girl {ShadowsoftheBlueRidge} said...

Hi Lorna! I'm also a vol. 12 designer and I'm just popping around to visit all the other blog tour participants. Your Santa's Reindeer block is just so fun! You always come up with the cutest ideas! Congratulations on a great design!

Kathy E. said...

Lorna, you always have the most creative ideas! I would make this reindeer block into a wall hanging for the inside of my door during the holidays. it would always put a smile on my face when I leave the house! duchick at gmail dot com

Tracine Charest said...

What a fun block. I enjoyed all the applications you had for it.
tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

lauraluvsloons said...

I love your Rudolph and reindeer blocks. Sew cute.

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations Lorna! I am so happy for you. I really love your block. The reindeer block would make the cutest wall hanging. But you have made so many cute little animal blocks this year. All of them are so adorable. Thank you for the giveaway.

creativeinstincts said...

Its nice to know that your Reindeer block is in the Quilter's 100 Block book. Congratulations. i follow you on Bloglovin.

leena

Brenda E. said...

Dear deer! I will have to use this for a gifts for the hunters in our family. Thanks for the giveaway!
ale3002000@yahoo.com

Lisa Mongiovi said...

Congrats on getting your block in the book!!! That's awesome

scottylover said...

Love your reindeer! They are so lifelike! Well, actually, I love all your animals. :)

Congrats on the block in the magazine!
Sandy A

Julie in GA said...

Your block is adorable!

jrt14 said...

I love your reindeer block. Thank you for a chance to win. The corner hanger tabs was a really great idea.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Your animal blocks always bring a smile to my face. Congratulations on making the cut for the magazine!

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

That's an awesome banner with the two reindeers!

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute banner, the backing fabric is perfect.

Karrie S said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
karrie
ksmith8@emich.edu

Annette said...

You are a woman of many talents!

Marguerite said...

The Reindeer are darling. Great idea.

Daytona Damsel said...

What a cute little reindeer. I really like the block made into a pillow. Your sister will love them I am sure. Debbie

Angelia Lanouette said...

I love your reindeer block....Adorable!!

gibbygoo56 said...

I love the wall hanging. The backing is precious and I love the binding. PERFECT! And I love the quilt pattern for this too. So cute!

Rachell said...

can't get enough of your designs! a great design to build a camping/hunting quilt too!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

GranChris said...

I love reindeer. He is too cute!

Walter said...

An adorable block! pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

Beth said...

Thanks for sharing the different projects, and showing what you submitted to the magazine--very interesting!

Amy said...

Wow, this is SUCH a great block! Love the pillows.

sophie said...

Great reindeer block. I see a little quilt in my future.

Pam W said...

Awesome reindeer block love you blog page

Meghan Mack said...

Congrats! Such a such cute block and when I saw you post the deer, I immediately thought of Rudolph so this is perfect!

Diantha said...

Cute block! Congratulations for having it in the latest issue.

pinsandneedles said...

Very cute reindeer block just in time for Christmas! Thanks!

irenegrimes said...

All your blocks are well thought out and easy to make!

vkh6210 said...

Love all of your blocks. Sew cute. Thank you for a great giveaway. timewilltell63 at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I love this block! I have a two year old niece that loves deer- I am going to make her a pillow for Christmas! After I saw this post yesterday, I ran out to try and pick up the magazine, but our Joann's didn't have it yet. Going to check a couple other places today.

Sweet Dreams Quilting said...

What an adorable block. Will have to make this one for the grandkids!

BarefootThunder said...

wonderful block, love the pillows you made for your sister. :)

anna brown said...

Love the banner ty for ideas and sharing....happyness04431@yahoo.com

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

What a cute block! Love it
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

HI LOVE THIS BLOCK! THANK FOR SHARING!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

Adorable block! so creative!!
Thanks for sharing.

Linda from Illinois
Lread041@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I'm new to your blog. As I browse, I see some cute forest friends that I like.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your reindeer block is adorable. Cyndy Knapp cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Unknown said...

Love your reindeer! But then, I have loved all the things you have done. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

I follow you by email. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

I have visited you on FB. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Pat V. said...

What a fun block! Thanks for all the ideas on ways to use it! I am inspired to try several!

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