Santa and Elf mini quilt block ornament

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Photo: Holiday block series sample, ©Robin Phillips Studio

Ornaments are always fun, quick projects for holiday decor or gifts! Try this whimsical design from the novelty holiday quilt blocks collection by Robin Phillips Studio. Use the same pattern to create Santa or an elf by simply switching the colors. Cut 1-1/4" blocks to create an ornament or choose a larger block size (such as 2" -3") to make a placemat, pillow or table centerpiece.

The design is an extended 9-patch made up of 12 blocks with 3 rows across and 4 rows down.


  • 5 - 1-1/4" red squares (green for elf)
  • 8- 1-1/4" white squares (6 orange and 2 white  for elf)
  • 3- 1-1/4" tan squares (cut 6 for elf)
  • 1- 1-1/4" pink square (nose)
  • 1- 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" piece of calico fabric/holiday print (for backing)

Piece each block according to the design as pictured using a 1/8" seam. To form the half-triangle blocks, place the two color squares right sides together and draw a diagonal line down the center from the top corner to the bottom corner. Sew the seam down the line, press it right side out and trim off the excess fabric.

When finished piecing, hand-stitch embroidery floss or beads on for the eyes and a pom-pom ball for the hat. With right sides facing together, sew on a backing fabric to the pieced block. Turn it right side out and stuff it lightly to form the ornament. Sew a ribbon or wire hanger on top. The finished ornament is 2-1/4" x 3".

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Happy Holidays!

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