Sunday, July 19, 2015
2015 RSC July Red Week 3, Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches, Peanut Dolls
Every month I make some 8.5" blocks in that RSC month's color. Earlier this month I made there red ones and this week I make three red, white and blue ones to add my collection. I have some 8.5" blocks that I made and didn't use last year. Those blocks and the 8.5" blocks I've made this year should be enough to made a quilt top that I can start putting together this week. The two scrappy string blocks in the picture will become a pot holder this week. A dark red cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture.
Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches make nice little gifts. I try to have some on hand for quick gifts at all times. Because I had only one left, it seemed a good time to stock up. Most of the pouches in the picture are made from scraps of Marvel fabric. All of them have red in them so I felt they fit nicely into this RSC red theme month. The Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouch YouTube video tutorial is here. They are fun to sew.
I've wanted to make some Peanut Dolls ever since I saw this tutorial. I didn't have felt for the faces and used some light green quilting cotton instead. When I cut the circles for the faces, I cut two circles for each face and cut them a little larger than the pattern piece to allow for a seam. With the right sides together, I sewed a quarter inch seam around the circle, cut a small slit in the back and turned the circle right side out. I did the same for the hair. After I embroidered eyes and smiles, I stitched the faces onto body pieces and finished the dolls like the tutorial suggested. They finish at about 8.5" long.
I understand that peanut dolls are nice for babies and toddlers to cuddle. In this tutorial they are called Hospital Peanut Dolls. I'm taking these two dolls to quilt guild meeting for their thoughts. I feel the dolls will hold together after a go in the washer and dryer. I think the dolls are super cute and wonder if a baby or toddler would like to cuddle these.
This, my weekly post, is a little late. It's been a busy week, cutting scraps into usable units, cutting tumblers, organizing my sewing area, life, To see what others made with their red scraps this week, go here.