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Hanging with My Gnomies Sew Along


We all had such fun with the Penguin Party sew along last year and I think these Norm and Nanette gnomes are going to be just as much fun!

Elizabeth Hartman really does know how to create a cute pattern!

This is a relaxed sew along…. what that means is I have a rough schedule and I will stick to it, however you can come along with me for the ride for ALL the blocks, or you can make a smaller quilt, or just a block or two, a cushion perhaps?

There is no pressure at all. Just enjoy the fun of sewing up these cuties with others from all around the world and share the love by commenting and liking their progress.

There may be a few prizes as we go along, we will see!

We start on the 25th Feb with our fabric pull and planning and end up on 18th May with the finished projects showcase!

How the Sew Along Will Work

You decide how many gnomes you want to make….. lots and lots, or just one.

And you don’t have to make a quilt…. you can make a block and turn it into a cushion, make a few and make a table runner, whatever you like.

The fun of sew alongs is that we can all support and cheer each other as we sew these gorgeous blocks!

This sew along will be happening on both Instagram AND on Facebook so that we can all join in, no matter what social media outlet is our favourite.

You don’t have to post on both (unless you want to!).

I still have a couple of the paper patterns available in my online shop

Buy Norm & Nanette Pattern here

Or once they are gone, you can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from the designer’s website direct at ๐Ÿ™‚

The Schedule

So…. as usual I am going to make things a little harder for myself…. I am doing a double sided quilt!

Yes, I am doing Norm and Nanette gnomes on the front and Hank the giant gnome as the ‘backing’ ๐Ÿ™‚ Check out the first blog post link below to see what Hank is all about!

This is the rough schedule for the Sew Along… again, I re-iterate, you aren’t committed to this unless you want to, just make however many blocks YOU want to make!

And thanks to some life things getting in the way, my original schedule is completely gone out the window! ๐Ÿ™ Here is the new plan now ending a few weeks later (and with me making a few less gnome blocks!)

  • 25th Feb – let’s get started, fabric pull and what you plan to do
  • 2nd Mar – two blocks: maybe a Norm and a Nanette?
  • 9th Mar – two blocks
  • 18th Mar – one block
  • 30th Mar – one Nanette block
  • 4th May – one block
  • 11th May – two blocks
  • 18th May -three blocks
  • 25th May – three blocks
  • 8th June – my Hank gnome backing
  • 15th June – finished project showcase

Connecting With Others and Keeping Up to Date

This sew along is being run on Instagram AND on Facebook

On Instagram you can connect with others who are participating by using the hashtag :ย #hangingwithmygnomiesSAL

On Facebook please join in the Said With Love Sew Along group so you can share your blocks and progress there and also use the hashtag #hangingwithmygnomiessal

You can follow me on Instagram @said_with_love and on Facebook Said With Love

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We may have some prizes during the sew along to spice things up a bit…. will let you know who we line up!

Look forward to seeing you over on Instagram and in the Said With Love Sew Along Facebook Group to see the gorgeous blocks everyone is going to be making!

Here are all the blog posts for this Sew Along.

#hangingwithmyhomiesQAL – finish!

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Wow... from deciding to get this WIP out and finish it up hasn't taken that long at all! I was able to pop the quilt up onto Lily the Longarm and do a very quick and simple loopy circle design all over. Sometimes you just have to give yourself permission…

#hangingwithmyhomiesQAL – Quilt Top

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WOOHOO!!! Oh wow, this has taken a LONG time to get here ๐Ÿ™‚ I have FINALLY made my gnome blocks from the Norm and Nanette pattern that I started back in FEBRUARY 2019 (gulp!) into a quilt top! This is where I left it during the sewalong..... 8 gnomes made…

#hangingwithmygnomies โ€“ another Nanette

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Well I promised you another Nanette and this time a pink one! ๐Ÿ™‚ AND with her hair parted on the other side... coz us girls like to do our hair ๐Ÿ™‚ And Nanette wanted me to tell you about her matching collar and hat... she really wanted her boots to…

#hangingwithmygnomies – Nanette

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I don't think I blogged about the Nanette I made! She has been made for some weeks now, so I thought I better get her moment out in the spotlight! She has a few more pieces and is slightly fiddlier than her mate Norm, so I am rethinking how many…

#hangingwithmygnomies – update

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Well, life really can throw some curveballs that mean sewing gets put by the wayside ๐Ÿ™ I can't believe I haven't posted about a gnome since the 30th March! I mean, I know these sewalongs are relaxed, but that means you guys can be relaxed and sew a block or…

#hangingwithmygnomiesSAL – Week 3

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This week has been a bit flat out like a lizard drinking, so I have only managed to make one gnome..... and STILL no Nanette! I have seen a few people making the nanettes and they look so cute..... MUST carve out some time this week to make one :)…

#hangingwithmygnomiesSAL – Week 2

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Wow this week has been busy! Soooo many things going on and I haven't had much time to make gnomes ๐Ÿ™ So I still haven't made a gnomette yet! But here is another gorgeous Mr. Gnome with his salt and pepper beard! and his mate who could easily hide in…

#hangingwithmygnomiesSAL – Week 1

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Woohoo!! Time to make some gnomes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Seriously, this Norm & Nanette pattern by Elizabeth Hartman is just cute as ๐Ÿ™‚ I am already starting to think of names for my gnomes (and if I get a chance, possibly some stories!) Want to join in our relaxed sew along? Go…

#hangingwithmygnomiesSAL – let’s get started!

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Welcome to the start of our next sew along - the Elizabeth Hartman pattern Norm & Nanette the gnomes! If you have been a bit worried about how hard these blocks are to make, put your mind at ease.... these gnomes are pretty easy to make! There aren't any super…

New Elizabeth Hartman Sew Along

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Wow, February came around in a blink of an eye! Time to get prepared for our new Sew Along of Elizabeth Hartman's Norm and Nanette pattern!! I have called it the Hanging With My Gnomies Sew Along #hangingwithmygnomiessal I know, I just couldn't resist!! There are lots of details about…