Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Do You Want Some Soup? ~ QQQs Making Us Laugh ~ My Day!

"Utinni!" says the Jawa.

This Jawa is not giving up this pillow ... not even to trade for The Egg.

This Jawa put together the free pattern for this pillow for you to make one for yourself.

May you enjoy some soup and sew a bowl of ...

"Bone Broth For The Little One"

My daughter, who is the Jawa, and I got together to make this design.

Yes, My Girl made her Jawa costume,
and several other Star Wars cosplay costumes.
My Girl is very creative.

My Girl did most of the designing and pattern writing.
I did the pattern testing and sewing
and added the fabric applique instruction details.

Our collaboration is called "Me & My Girl Designs"
and we are sharing this free applique block pattern with you.

We had so much fun designing and making that this is going to be the
first in a series of free patterns based on this character.
We are already working on Block 2 in the series. 

My Girl and I designed this because we are fans of all things Star Wars.
When our kiddos were growing up it was  family tradition to watch
the original Star Wars trilogy from the Gold VHS Boxed Edition
every New Years Eve,
while eating Dad's homemade pizza
 and sipping non-alchoholic grape juice and sparkling cider.

When I visited her in Texas in November and December,
together we watched the first five episodes of
The Mandalorian on Disney +

Spoiler Alert ::: Spoiler Alert ::: Spoiler Alert!

~ ~ ~

 This scene appeared in my favorite Episode Four.

The pattern name and soup quote are actual dialogue from this episode.

When I returned home I signed up for this streaming service
so I could see the rest of the series.

If you are staying in right now need some joy in your life,
consider catching the antics of this cute little one.
There is a lot of bad guys being bad guys, good guys being good guys
and battle violence in the scenes,
 but this little "Baby Yoda" makes me laugh.
The animation that brings this puppet creature to life,
... to look and act like a human toddler ...
 is a real work of art.

Neither I nor My Girl are associated in any way with Disney or Disney Plus.
We are just fans.

 This is fan art in fabric.

This block is designed to make a 12" finished machine applique block.

Here are the fabrics I used for my pillow.
All are from my stash and only the woven sashiko fabrics
for the collar and robe were new to my stash.

Starting tomorrow, I will be posting a series of photo tutorials of how I sewed
this applique block and how I made the pillow.
I am not an expert in machine applique
and I am self-taught by trial and seam ripper.
I hope this will help others who have not sewn this kind of pattern
who want to try their hand at something new.

I took many photos trying to show the beauty in the details of the colors and fabrics.
It was a morning of bright sun and shadow of early spring in my yard when I took these.
These photos are now on my desktop slide show
 to brighten my day and make me smile every time I see them.
I loved making this pillow and feel it is the best applique I have ever stitched.

Here is the back of my finished pillow.
I enjoy making this type of envelope back with snaps.
It is very easy to do with the right tool.
My tutorials will include making this pillow back.

I gifted  this pillow to My Girl to enjoy

This free pattern is  "For Personal Use Only."
It is Not For Sale or Resale.

Please enjoy sewing one of these for yourself or as a gift.

Please do not sell items you make with this design
as that violates the "not for profit" user agreement.

"Cute I am.  Sew me you will"
says this Little One.

Download This Free Pattern Here

This cute little critter makes us laugh and I hope it brings a big smile to your face today.

Please enjoy all the smiles in all the stops 
in this fun blog hop. 

Here is today's schedule: 

This happy blog hop is hosted by 

Joan @ MooseStash Quilting

Thank you, Joan! 

I will be posting a series of tutorials for how I make this project.

Tutorial links below ...

How To Make This Pillow 

 Part 1 ~ Gathering Supplies and Getting Started

Part 2 ~ The Fine Details of the Applique ~ Click Here

Part 3 ~ Quilting the Applique Block

Part 4 ~ Making the Snap Envelope Back of the Pillow Cover

Part 5 ~ Binding and Finishing the Pillow Cover

Thank you for visiting Me and My Girl today.

May The Force be with with you! 


Carol Andrews said...

I love, love, love this little guy! He’s now on my must do list. Thank you for the giggle and a sweet ne pattern. Can’t wait to see the next one!
😄 Carol

Karen's Korner said...

That is just sew cute.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am not familiar with this story line - not with the force. Very cute and how nice that you and your girl have colaborated into design. said...

How very cute. You did an awesome job, and is a great design.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Adorable and brought a much-needed smile to my face!

Dorian said...

OH Pat, that is cute!! You did a wonderful job, as did Marissa.

tink's mom said...

How great is this collaboration. Love it. Definitely put a smile on my face. Super kick off for the Hop. Thank you

Sherry said...

So So Cute thanks for the smile!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

This is totally adorable. I must make one for my own Star Wars loving child!

Carol S. said...

This is so cute and it makes me want to watch the shows. Thanks for the smile!

Kathleen said...

What a fun project! I love the collaboration too, so sweet to be sewing & designing with your daughter.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

We are big Star Wars fans at our house, too, and brought our kids up on those movies. I think we even had that same box set of the videos, too! Fun block, and I love that you are collaborating with your daughter!

Barb said...

Creativity runs in the family....just wonderful!!

Calicojoan said...

Well, I'm giggling with joy here! This little guy is just too adorable. You and your girl need to give yourselves a huge round of applause. I love the pillow and with just getting my snap setter, I'm excited to embark on this adventure with you! Thanks for being a part of the hop and sharing the joy! :-) PS: your daughter looks fabulous! LOL!!

beaquilter said...

this is adorable!

Lori Smanski said...

this is so cute

tubakk said...

Thank you for this cute cushion, and I love the back side too.

Susan said...


Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Love it! This is just adorable and definitely brought a smile to my face!

Lee said...

How fun are you! Thank you!!

Charlene McCain said...

How cute! Such a sweet little guy. Thank you for the free pattern.

Marian said...

sew very cute... I liked Star Wars when it first came out and I've seen the first 3 original movies, but I'm more of a Star Trek fan, so haven't followed Star Wars since those movies ... but this is just adorable. Thank you for the pattern.

Podunk Pretties said...

My grandson would love this, thank you!

Joni said...

Thank you for such a sweet pattern! Baby Yoda, I must make.

Carla said...

So cute. I need to watch some Star Wars. Thank you!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Pat! Aww, thanks for starting out this hop with a bang and a smile. I look forward to seeing your tutorial tomorrow! ~smile~ Roseanne

KatieQ said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful pattern. With a family fully of Star Wars and Star Trek fans, this will be very popular. I love your girl's Jawa costume.

Farm Quilter said...

Such a cute pillow!!! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Carol said...

Thank you so much! Such a cute pillow, especially for us Star Wars fans! Love that Jawa too!

Sharon said...

May the Force be with you! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Emily said...

This is so cute! And I'm really impressed with the Jawa costume.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I am late to the blog hopping. I loved Yoda in the original Star Wars, but haven't seen the newest ones. Sweet project. :0)

LJ said...

What a cute and fun pillow. Jawa is a funny little creature. Thanks for the pattern.

Theresa said...

That is so funny. Love the Jawa holding his pillow. lol

Leanne Parsons said...

Very cute! My husband and our boys have enjoyed watching The Mandalorian as well :)