Monday, July 16, 2012

City Dolphins

Two little girls are (hopefully) going to be very happy this week when presented with these dolphins.  Their father asked me if I could make some dolphins after seeing the shark I made for my friend at work - he needed a pink one and an orange one and the Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabric seemed to be just right for that request.  I bought the Chrysanthemum fabric from Hawthorne Threads.  The orange fins and belly are Emily Herrick's Sea Star from Going Coastal collection, pink fins and belly are Jack and Lulu, It's a Shore Thing, Sand Dollars - both also found at Hawthorne Threads.

The pattern was purchased from Pink Chalk Fabrics.  They don't have it right now, but it's a Melly and Me (Dee Dee) pattern.  The pattern looks long, but really isn't that many pieces and came together well - once I wrapped my head around "gusset".  ie, for those of you who have trouble sewing 3D and from pattern pieces, the belly does not go to the bottom of the tail - so don't waste a day of sewing thinking you've got a defective pattern (NEVER happened, ahem). 

I'm hoping I end up with some pictures of the little girls with their dolphins - people should ALWAYS send photos of the little ones with handmade gifts, don't you think? - speaking of which - I must share this picture sent to me by Goose's mother -
too perfect!!!

Happy Summer!!!


  1. Your dolphins are super cute!! ....and have I told you that I really like your blog top quilt!!! It is just wonderful. A great way to put blocks together. Hugs

  2. These are great! One thing that stands out - how clean your carpet is for two dogs! Happy crafting