Baby It's Cold Outside by Ricky Tims

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The year was 1991. I had just started my first quilt that summer. I became obsessed with quilting and was almost instantly creating my own designs. As Christmas approached that year, I had learned a bit about crazy patchwork and had the idea to put together a crazy patched Santa scene. It was all done "on the fly" with no real pattern. I sketched a few ideas, but most of this was created without templates or patterns. It was complex and for years I felt it would be near impossible to turn into a pattern. On a humorous note, if I could figure all this out and make it happen, why didn't I find a way to give Rudolph hind legs?
Finally, a couple years ago, I did turn this into a pattern. There are minor changes to make it feasible in a pattern, but those differences are practically unnoticeable. The pattern is full size and the method is primarily foundation piecing. Quilt is 40" x 46".


Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!

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