Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - a tutorial

In November I received a package as part of a Travelling Bee I am in.  I realise now that I have never blogged about this Bee .... hmmmm not sure how I have managed to miss that because I love it.  Anyway that post will be for another day because today I am going to share a block I made for Jessie (@jessiemarie1202).

She loves Christmas and always knew her quilt would have a Christmas theme.  I had seen 4 months of blocks being made for her and I had an idea in my head what I would make for her.  However, whilst her notebook contained lots of ideas the one that struck me most was a little pixelated reindeer. 

I quickly got out my graph paper and made a sketch and worked out some cutting measurements.  I was delighted to find that it all came together well the first time!! 

This is the one I made for her ....

 I decided that I would like a Rudolph cushion and thought that I would do a quick tutorial at the same time so here goes.  I decided to do the antlers and face in different fabric as shown below:

I have created a simple .pdf tutorial which you can see over here

If you make one I would love to see it so be sure to tag me in (@cutandalter on IG) or leave a comment below. x

Linking up for the first time in ages to Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. That turned out lovely and really cute! Putting Rudolf on my list - think he would make a great cushion!

  2. Rudolph is so cute! Naturally the red nose makes all the difference!

  3. Hi Abigail, been missing you! Really cute Christmas tutorial!

  4. He is fabulous! I want to make one now!

  5. This is so cute! I love it! I'm making a menagerie of animal pillows, maybe this one will go on the list!

  6. This is such a cute reindeer! I love it!

  7. This is such a cute reindeer! I love it!

  8. Lovely cushion Abigail, and great to see you back blogging.

  9. Well, isn't that just adorable! You could make that into a cute reindeer table runner with a few of them and have Rudolph in the middle!

  10. This is so cute! What a sweet idea for a Christmas cushion. I'm sure Jessie will love it!


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