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Quiltmas Spectacular 2021!

NOTE: The Nordic Gnome block was part of Quiltmas 2021 Sampler Quilt and was available for download from Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021. Currently, Gnorman the Gnome is resting in the North Pole, but he will be back as a full pattern with multiple size options in Fall 2022!


I am so excited to be kicking off my favorite time of the year - Quiltmas! This is my third time participating in the Quiltmas Spectacular fun, and I cannot wait for you all to see the blocks the elves have lined up for you.

This year's block might just be my favorite block I've done for Quiltmas. So much so that I'm considering turning it into a full quilt pattern next year.

About the Block

Without further adieu, meet Nordic Gnome (or Norman as I've been calling it in my head haha). I have a little confession to make - I'm slightly obsessed with Christmas gnomes. I trace this obsession back to our time in Germany and my purchase of two little gnomes in one of the Christmas markets there. 

Nordic Gnome - Cotton and Joy Christmas quilt pattern

The pattern, as with patterns from previous Quiltmas Spectaculars, is for a block measuring 12-1/2" x 12-1/2" unfinished.

The block is traditionally pieced (no paper piecing!) and comes together pretty dang quickly. 

So what can you do with it? Here are a couple of ideas!

  • Make all 12 Quiltmas blocks for a sampler throw size quilt (just add some sashing and borders!)
  • Add top/bottom borders and swap pieces B2 in the pattern for taller pieces to make a pillow cover

Remember to tag me on Instagram and use the hashtags #nordicgnomequilt, #cottonandjoypatterns and #quiltmasspectacular - I can't wait to see your blocks!

Nordic Gnome from Cotton and Joy - Confetti Cottons Solids

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Thanks for the block. Quiltmas looks like fun! Is there a list of dates or participants to be sure we don’t miss any? I sure would like one. Please let me know.

Kitty Ann Hudson

Love your pattern, thank you! Kitty Ann


Love it! Whipped it up that night. Will post as soon as I iron. Lol

Barbara Dorry

Love this! I have made 3 so far.
May be will be a table runner

Teresa M Buonanno

So excited…going to go through my stash!
Love the gnomies!

Karen Moorhead

I thought I had missed this adorable guy.

Jackie Tice

How do I sign up for the rest of the quilt blocks? Love this one!


Love Gnomes! Making this lil guy tomorrow, Thank You❣


Thank you for this cute pattern. Something to plan for next year.


Thank you so much! What a fun pattern.


Awe, he’s so adorable! Thank you!

Tamara Jones

I am such a fan of cotton and joy! Thank you!

Karen S

That is adorable!! Thanks, Fran!


Thank you for the pattern. Very cute.


Very cute, thanks.

Audrey Pare

Thank so much for this so cute pattern! Love it❤❤❤

Patti Howard

Cute! Thank you!

Susan MacLeod

Thanks for the pattern! I’m fond of gnomes.

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