Friday, February 14, 2014

Frozen Friday: Elsa!

Don't forget to check out my last post (here) for an easy-to-enter giveaway!  It closes on Sunday, February 23.  Three prizes and only one entry so far means that your odds of winning a fun quilt pattern and rulers are great.  :)

In the meantime I am working furiously on this Frozen quilt, hoping that tomorrow I can wrap it up for the big birthday reveal.  Since I happened to have my Elsa pattern pieces already printed out from when I designed the pattern, I thought I would knock that block out.  Right now Kristoff is in a pile of finished section pieces on my sewing table, ready to be assembled.  The quilt pattern goes together very fast, so I should have plenty of time to finish it up tomorrow.

Elsa Frozen Quilt Pattern
The computer-generated image.

I am trying to do everything but the snowflake fabric with scraps from my stash, so the color choices aren't always ideal.  I am particularly low (come to find out after trying to piece my Buttercup block) on flesh tones and blonde hair tones.  The difference between her skin tone and her hair is far more noticeable in person, but Elsa has very fair skin and hair anyway.  The fabric for her dress is one I have held on to for a couple of years because I didn't love it in a large piece, but it just happened to be perfect for this particular project.

Elsa Frozen Quilt Pattern
The real deal.

I am really happy with the way this pattern came together.  Her eyes took a lot of work to paper piece, and are the primary reason you are once again looking at pattern rated at a healthy advanced level, but I refuse to lose detail just to make a pattern easier.  If I had to choose a favorite pattern from the set, which would be difficult, I think this would be the one.

Elsa is available here.  I will be uploading her to Craftsy soon.

Next week we will reveal Kristoff, and in two weeks I can show you the entire completed quilt!

Enjoy.  :)  Now go over and enter to win a quilt pattern and rulers for this:

Quilt Kit Giveaway
One grand prize winner will win the quilt kit with directions, rulers, and fish eye buttons, as well as 2/3 a yard of this orange batik, and two other winners will walk away with the quilt pattern, rulers, and fish eye buttons.

8 comments:

  1. Hi did I miss Kristoff? I am loving this Frozen Fridays. thanks

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  2. Havent seen the Kristoff block yet? Thanks for doing the Frozen Friday

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    1. Hi, Jeanette! Thanks so much for stopping by. :) Our Frozen Friday this week is a bit (OK, a lot) late because we had our big Frozen birthday with seven giggling girls, and with my car breaking down, our prep took long than I expected. I will have his pattern up tomorrow, so be sure to check back then! I do apologize for the delay.

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  3. No problem. I didnt mean to look like i was being pushy. I thot it didnt take the message the first time so I posted again. Thanks for the frozen patterns.

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    1. Jeanette, I didn't have enough entries on my giveaway, so I have two extra copies of the fishbowl pattern. I am offering them to the most recent commenters as a thank you for blog participation; if you are interested, you can contact me through the blog with your mailing address and I will get one in the mail to you!

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  4. Oh, no, not at all! That was my fault; Blogger doesn't seem to send me email notifications when I have a comment waiting to be moderated, so I don't see them until I log into the blog. I need to figure out how to change that setting if I can. But Kristoff is up on the blog now, and ready to go. Thanks for following our Frozen Fridays!

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  5. This is so super awesome! Thank you for sharing these patterns. I am planning on making frozen quilts for my daughters and this is perfect:)

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    1. Thank you so much! This was definitely a labor of love for my daughter. :) Let me know if you need the patterns resized at all for larger blocks.

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