Monday, February 24, 2014

Frozen ... Monday (whoops): Kristoff!

The last pattern in our Frozen Friday series is finally available.  I thought about pushing myself to get it out on Friday as promised, but after a disastrous week which included my car breaking down and the family getting sick, I figured getting everything ready for the party was priority one.  I will share the pictures of the party along with the finished quilt later this week.  In the meantime, my amazing husband managed to find and fix up a laptop for me since my old one is on its last legs, so I am hoping to be able to do a lot more pattern drafting and blogging in the coming weeks.

But without further delay, here's Kristoff!

Kristoff Frozen Quilt Pattern
The computerized version. This block may require a little embroidery in the nose region to help it along.  I have to admit, the term "robotic frog" did come to mind upon drafting it.

You know the drill by now:  tiny eyes, difficult piece.  You can blow it up to make it easier.  Other than that, it's not super complicated.  As it states in the pattern, the pieces that are all background fabric above his head can be cut much larger, sewn in, and then trimmed down if it is easier than trying to trim them to the exact size ahead of time.

Kristoff Frozen Quilt Pattern
The real deal!  The neck color was an unfortunate choice, but I am working almost entirely with scraps, so I had to make do.

Please don't judge the pattern based on the mess I made of my piecing.  I tried to rush it and made all the classic mistakes: not choosing the right color fabric for the shadowing on his neck so he looks like he's wearing white face paint, stretching the eye piece too far and then trimming the end off (what was I thinking?!?!) so I had to fix it and give him a surfer hair-do, and just generally making a mess of things and not getting things lined up.  It is killing me not to go back and redo the pattern, but I had to get the quilt done and I know my daughter won't mind.

You can download the pattern for Kristoff here.  I will be posting him to Craftsy soon as well.

And another announcement. We have our giveaway winner!  Many thanks to AlidaP (you can catch her amazing blog here) for commenting on the giveaway blog post and sharing an amazing idea for a weekend project.  I actually added it to my Pinterest board so I can make it as a Christmas gift for my girls.  She made her odds unbeatable by being the only person to enter the giveaway.  I waited through Sunday to see if we had any more interest, but there was none to be had.  Hopefully we can garner some more interest in future giveaways!  I still have two quilt patterns to give away, so I am going to go through tomorrow and see who left the last two comments on the blog and contact them to see if they are interested in the remaining prizes.

Now it's off to work on my ECCC costume.  No rest for the weary.  :)

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