It's Handmade Holiday Blog Hop time! Over the next days, we'll be sharing both gift and decor ideas here on the blog. Make them now; bookmark them for later. Either way, we hope you'll enjoy the inspiration and ideas to help you get in the holiday spirit and/or cross a few names off your gift list.
Today Debby Kratovil of Debby Kratovil Quilts is sharing a sweet nesting doll project for a child. She used the panel and coordinates from Greta Lynn's Little Katerina collection to make a gift that will get used year round! Enjoy Debby's tutorial and then head over to her blog for a chance to win a bundle of Little Katerina for yourself!
|Little Katerina by Greta Lynn for Kanvas|
Now, to a professional quilter ALL FABRIC looks like a quilt. I had to think outside the box! While most people would cut out the panels, sew them and stuff them with batting, I decided to make actual nesting dolls. First, let's see the panel:
|Little Katerina and Friends panels|
|Trace shape of doll onto Timtex|
|Timtex fused to wrong side of doll front panel|
|Smallest doll, stitched. See, she likes this!|
|Doll D with pocket for Doll E|
|Double folded fabric with raw edges at the bottom|
|5 Nesting Dolls - where is the pocket on Doll A?|
|Four dolls in back pocket of Doll A!|
And one more thing: the little apron I made for Eva with the Green Farms Collection was left in Spain this summer. So, her mom (my oldest daughter) asked me for a replacement. Here is the Green Farms apron in case you missed it:
|Pinafore from the Green Farms Collection (by Benartex)|
But, I did not enjoy putting all that binding on all the raw edges. I decided to face the entire pinafore. It's a good thing I've been sewing for decades and decades. That was torture, but I think you'll agree with me that the result is so sweet!
|Little Katerina pinafore with two large front pockets|
|Little Katerina pinafore back, showing lining|
Head over to Debby's blog to learn more about her nesting dolls in the photo below and find out how you can win a bundle of Little Katerina.
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