Friday, November 28, 2014

Panda Buns Doll & Plus Doll Quilt

I'm so excited to finally share this little gift I made for my sweet friend, Claudia's, birthday!  I, of course, had to wait until the birthday girl received her package, but now that she's officially another year old, I can share.

The pattern for the sweet little doll, Panda Buns (cuz her little hair buns are panda faces!!!) is from the book Wee Wonderfuls by Hillary Lang—one of my favorite books.

I decided the doll needed a quilt to keep her comfy on her way to her new home in North Carolina, so I made a coordinating mini plus quilt to send with her.

This quilt is made with 2.5" squares, and finishes at 16" x 18".

Some seriously skinny matchstick quilting finished it up. I've never done such narrow quilting, but I love how it looks. Not sure how soon I'll be doing it again, though - - it took a bit of time...

I really loved how this all turned out, and I had a total blast making this sweet doll! I haven't done much sewing like this, so it was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I had so much fun!!  I think there are more dolls to be made in my future.

**Thanks to birthday girl, Claudia ,for allowing me to use some of her photos for this post!!!

Happy stitching!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Polka Baby Polka Pattern Release!

Hi all,

Long time, no talk!  But the delay's been worth it - - I have exciting news!!!

I've been busy with two of my friends (Shannon Miller and Courtney Kyle) forming a new crafty biz, Rebel Craft Media. Shannon, Courtney and I have joined forces to develop and publish multi-craft media with a modern focus, including patterns, a bi-monthly mini-magazine (The WhipperCrafter) and a really swell blog full of tutorials and useful content. You'll see quilting, sewing, paper craft—the list goes on. So, check it out (and if you're so inclined, please tell your pals!).

Plus, I have just released a new quilt pattern over at Rebel Craft Media called the Polka Baby Polka Quilt. It's a fun and fast baby quilt that is easily customizable with your current favorite fabrics.

To celebrate the release, we're giving away one copy of the pattern at the end of this week (cut off to enter is Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11:59pm, EST). Go to the Rebel Craft blog to enter.

Thanks for all of your support in this new endeavor! And I'm not giving up this blog - - my posts just might be a little less frequent than they used to be, but I'm still here!

Again, thank you, and happy stitching!