UPDATE: she’s a little bit revised. I had to cut her bangs free and add some bows. But now she’s done. for good.
Here’s the gal that has been giving me all the trouble. Don’t Martha and Bill say something about difficult, oh sorry, "high-need" babies turning out to have fantastic personalities? That’s how I’m feeling about Suki here. After sewing her up all wrong, unstuffing, resewing, changing her apron two or three times I’m so happy to have her finished and I’m really pleased with how she turned out. I’m glad I went to all the extra effort to get her right. And the quilt. Good grief. I kept sewing the pieces on wrong, or slicing through pieces that were laying underneath the fabric I was cutting, and then sewing those pieces on instead of throwing them away. Not to mention the staining and burning. But now it’s all done and again, I’m pleased as punch. I never know exactly what I’m going to do when I start a doll. Sort of the whole "if you know where it’s going it’s not worth it" thing. And I always always screw something up so it’s not that unusual for the road to a finished doll to be long and winding but this project has definitely taught me a few things I’m going to keep in mind for the next 2 dolls. Maybe some more planning, perhaps use fabrics that I have more than just a tiny piece of, keep my work table clean, organized and drink free, and maybe squeeze in some more sleep!
Used the same idea as my coin quilt with strip-pieced stripes as the patterned squares.
Dotty kitty fabric from Jen as the quilt backing. I went with dark blue hair to match her eyes. I was going to do buns again but the apron is already Jedi looking enough without throwing in Princess Leia hair. And, um, by the way…what happened to that crafting jedi force I was supposed to have?! jinxed.