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This Nes Tomte FPP (foundational paper piecing) pattern is sized for a 6"x6" finished quilt block. It has two variations (BOTH are included in the PDF download!!). One quilt block is of Nes holding up his lantern in one hand and a little forest tree in the other. The other block is a more simple design of just Nes (he can be sewn with a solid background all the way around him or he can sit on a foreground - instructions on how to do that are given in the PDF). {Note: there are no 'Y seams' in any of these blocks}

🌲Nes is an original. He's a doer. A go-getter. He makes things happen...and in a very quiet and magical way. He's got those roughed up kind of hands from working in the forest all day. The kind of hands that are always busy. All year long. He works really hard. Don't tell him I said this...but under that simple, tough exterior is a big heart. And...if you ever asked him if he had a best friend, he would say nah. But all the Tomte's know its Halvor. Since forestry and farming school 624 years ago...they've been buddies ever since.

🍄Tomte (also called Nisse, Tomten, and several other variations) is the word for gnome, brownie and/or hob in Scandinavian countries, which is where they originate from. They are known to be magical little folk who clear out forest for farmers, bring presents to little children on Christmas and seem to love it if you leave out a bowl of porridge as a thanks for the gifts they bring. Did I mention they are magical? ✨

These quilt blocks would easily lend themselves to many different finished projects like quilts, wall hangings, decorative pillows, table runners and/or tree skirts!!! They can of course be made with a Christmas or Winter theme, but they also work well with a Valentine's theme or even a lumberjack theme!! I wonder what you'll come up with! (*No finished projects are not included in the download). The blocks can easily be resized to a larger size to accommodate more projects and add variety to whatever you wish to make (your printer and/computer would need the capability to resize - most these days are able to.)

Patterns and tips, plus instructions for assembling sections together are included in the PDF. Basic paper piecing instructions are NOT included. Experience with foundational paper piecing and standard sewing supplies are needed to complete this quilt block. (A quick search online or YouTube will pull up a great selection of helpful tutorials if you're just getting started learning paper piecing!!). A PDF reader is needed for this pattern. If you do not have one, Adobe Reader is available online, usually for free.

Please convo me here on Etsy or direct message me on Instagram at MossandLotus with any questions you may have.

♥IMPORTANT♥: Please see below and my shop policies concerning copyrights and my angel policy (reselling items using this pattern). Any changes to my policy(ies) will be noted in my shop (and/or my blog if I start one!) and/or may make previous notices void, so please check back periodically for changes and/or new information.

✨Thank you so much for purchasing my design!! Happy sewing!! ✨

- Sue

TERMS/COPYRIGHT NOTICE (as of Dec 22, 2016):
♥ As the original designer of this paper piecing pattern, I, Sue of Moss & Lotus, am the sole copyright owner. Copying designer's work is illegal under U.S. law comprising both civil and potentially criminal violation of the copyright statute.
♥ DO NOT share, post, distribute, sell and/or otherwise, any image(s) of the actual pattern/piece(s) in this PDF pattern to anyone, anywhere and/or in any format.
♥ PDF Pattern is to be used only by the person that purchased it. (If you would like to buy the pattern to give to someone, you'll need to purchase an Etsy gift card for them so that they can purchase it in their name.)
♥ Physical item(s), and/or photo(s) of finished block(s), and/or project(s) using this PDF pattern can be posted online and/or physically in public if given proper credit as follows:
You must include in your online post(s):
1) Pattern by @mossandlotus
2) #MossandLotusTomte
You must include with your physical item(s) in public:
1) Pattern by @mossandlotus
(*This helps others who see your finished work to know the pattern/design is protected by copyright, who the copyright belongs to and that you are not trying claim it as your own. It protects both you as the sewist and me as the designer. Thank you for your cooperation in this manner!).

ANGEL POLICY (as of Dec 22, 2016)
♥ Please see my shop policies for most current Angel Policy.


Please also have a look at the hashtag #MossandLotusTomte on Instagram to see the many cute projects that have been created with my pattern by my wonderful customers! They are incredibly adorable! (Thank you to those who have shared them!!)

♥NO REFUNDS on this item will be given due to it being a PDF download.♥

If you have any questions please convo me!!
Happy sewing!

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NES TOMTE Holding Lantern and Tree & Nes Tomte Simple Quilt Block // Foundational Paper Piecing // PDF // Instant Download // Nisse Gnome



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