I finished my little gnome home Sunday afternoon - in the cool air conditioning. It was in the low 90's and I decided it would be nicer to be at the pool after dinner so that our skin wasn't grilled mid day.
I totally winged it and things kept changing as I stitched. The little gnome had his own idea of where he lived! I had lots of space to play with - this block is 18.5" square.
Looking out to greet visitors.
He has a lovely ironwork front door.
This cute little house is a paper pieced pattern that Sonja was so excited to share - it was created by Sarah of House of Krom.
Click this link to get the pattern from flickr.
The red on top is my most favorite red. It seemed just perfect for the mushroom cap. I used linen on the base, I've made a few gnomes and mushrooms and I always love to use linen on the bottoms.
Spent a good amount of time trying to figure out how to make it look like he was under a bush and adding branches.
The little gnome has some friends living under the bush with him!
The gnome's little home is in a mushroom patch on the edge of the mossy forest floor. He even gathered some stones to set off his yard.
This guy is off to live with a friend!