Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nesting Dolls, Little Katerina and GIVEAWAY

Little Katerina Collection by Benartex Fabrics
Little Katerina fabrics by Benartex
Today I share over at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog all about this new collection. And show how I used the main panel and made my own stacking dolls.

Here is one set my husband brought home from the old Soviet Union about 20 years ago. What do you think? Can you name each one of them? You can win a fat quarter bundle of this group!

Authentic Russian stacking dolls
Check out what I've done with the Little Katerina panel: Sew in Love with Fabric
Then come back here and name 3 of the 5 communist leaders (bad spelling is ok). And tell me what else I made using Little Katerina fabrics. You'll be entered in our contest for you to win a fat quarter bundle of this collection! Make sure I have your email!

Contest is over Tuesday, December 8 at midnight (EST).

Little Katerina panel

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  2. Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev
    A child's pinafore apron.
    You inspire us to use fabric in novel ways.

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  3. Oh dear, I am not good at history. Stalin, Lenin, Kruschev, Gorbachev . . . ? And besides your fabric stacking dolls, you made another adorable apron for Eva, super cute in the stacking doll fabric! :)

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  4. Kruschev, Brezchnev, and Gorbichov, you made an apron for your granddaughter.

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  5. Hi, Stalin, Lenin, and Gorbachev. (Is Putin available now? I don't want him, just wondering..) Since Green Farms apron was lost, you made another apron with cute nesting dolls fabric. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  6. I don't know who's who for the dolls but they surely include Lenin, Stalin, & Gorbachev. So interesting! The fabric is super cute as are the sewn dolls and the lined pinafore you made.

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  7. Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.

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  8. This is so funny. We were just talking about these leaders in my daughters homework. Gorbachev,Brezhnev,Khrushchev,Stalin and Lenin.
    And loved your little girls apron so appropriate for the fabric. I love it!
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  9. Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonid Brezhnev and Nikita Krushchev
    You made an adorable apron with the Little Katerina fabrics.
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev,and you made an adorable pinafore apron. So cute! I have a question on the Timtex though. Never used it before. Because it's stiff, does it make it real difficult to turn the dolls right side out afterwards? And thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lenin, Stalin and Gorbachev. The lined pinafore is adorable! I have a dear friend from Russia who I would love to make the nesting dolls for. Thanks for the chance!
    basaran.family@rogers.com

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  12. Stalin, Lenin and Gorbachev. I am loving the little pinafore you made. So cute xxx
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  13. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev and you made a pinafore that is too cute. Love this fabric and my granddaughter would love the dolls! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  14. You made another apron (which is adorable) and the dolls were Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev. I love the panel! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Our great grandchildren would love these nesting dolls. Stalin.Gorbachev and Lenin are three.

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  16. Lenin, Stalin and Kruscvek (yup my spelling is awful!!! LOL)

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  17. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev. You made Eva a little apron. I love how you made the nesting dolls. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  18. Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev and Stalin.
    I LOVE the way you went outside the box to make the fabric nesting dolls from the fabric. You're right; I would have cut them out, sewn them up, and then added stuffing to make individual dolls.

    And the little apron you made to replace one left behind is adorable as well. I really like the lining you used with the front of the apron. So pretty.

    I am sure my email is on my profile, but just in case:
    vburr at charter dot net

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  19. Lenin, Stalin, & Gorbachev. You a little apron for your granddaughter Eva. Love both projects! susan430 at cox dot net

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  21. Adorable! Three of the five are Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Lenin and Stalin. You made a precious replacement apron for Eva. Looking forward to quilt-along in 2016! Oops. Forgot to leave my email: kim greg smith (take out spaces) at yahoo dot com.

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  22. You also made a pinafore/apron with that gorgeous fabric. That is a super idea to make your granddaughter a set of dolls. The communist leaders are...Stalin, Gorbachev and Brezhnew...gotta love Google

    slowery@shaw.ca

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  23. You also made a pretty apron. Three of the leaders are Stalin, Lenin, and Khruschiev.

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  24. Kruschev, Gorbachev, Stalin. That is some beautiful fabric thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. Kruschev, Gorbachev, Stalin. That is some beautiful fabric thanks for the tutorial!

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  27. Gorbachev, Kruchchev, and Brezhnev. You made a pretty apron.

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  28. Lenin, Stalin, Kruchchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev

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  29. Not sure if I'm spelling these right but my guess would be they are Stalin, Lenin, Kruschev, Gorbachev, and Brezhnev? And you made a super cute Little Katerina pinafore! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  30. Back to school days, OK. Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin. Loved the girls apron.

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  31. think I will be looking out for thee fabrics a great collection

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  32. Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev. The cute, little apron is gorgeous!

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  33. Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Brezhnev, Stalin, Lenin, Khrushchev.
    You made a cute little apron...

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  34. Kreuchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev: there are 3 with horrible spelling!

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  35. Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachov. You also made a cute Pinafore.
    ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  36. Mikhail Gorbachev, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, and Vladimir Lenin.

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  37. The three leaders are Khrushchev, Gorbachev, and Brezhnev. You made a pinafore. Seahag75@verizon.net

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  38. Michail Gorbatsjov, Leonid Brezjnev en Nikita Chroesjtsjov are the three leaders

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  39. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev, Obama

    j_dobler@msn.com

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  40. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev

    You also made an apron for Eva.

    j_dobler@msn.com

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  41. Gorbachav, Lenin, Stalin. And you made a pinafore apron for your grandbaby.

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  42. Stalin, Lenin, Gorbachev. I have theses nesting dolls, too. My collection has grown over the years. Matryoshka dolls have been around a long time 1890s.I love this fabric and can see the jumper style dresses depicted on the dolls come to life.

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  43. Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin and Lenin.

    I love the colorful pinafore.

    senstrings (at) yahoo dot com

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  44. Lenin, Gorbachev, Khrushchev, Stalin, Brezhnev. Would love to win this giveaway to make something for my daughter who lived and worked in Moscow for two years........what an adventure!

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  45. What a neat souvenir! My guess is Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Molotov, Stalin, Lenin. I admit I did compare photos with the dolls, hehe. You made an apron with the darling fabric.

    Awesome giveaway!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Andropov, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin, and Lenin The pinafore apron is adorable!! I was fascinated with Russian nesting dolls as a child and always wanted a set.

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  48. Khrushchev, Stalin, Gorbachev and Lenin. Not sure who the 5th one is. Eva's new nesting doll apron is beautiful. The big pockets are perfect for a little girl!

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  49. Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin, Lenin
    You made an adorable apron.
    janbland@bellsouth.net

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  50. Oh my goodness, I couldn't even begin to name them, but I do love them...what a great set! Sweet nesting dolls you made from that panel and that apron is so adorable!

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  51. Those dollies are so cut and the apron is adorable. Gorbachov, Lenin, Stalin,
    Deanna Seaman 29 gmail

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  52. Those dollies are so cut and the apron is adorable. Gorbachov, Lenin, Stalin,
    Deanna Seaman 29 gmail

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  53. that pinafore you made is so adorable.
    Stalin, Lenin, Kuuschev.

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  54. That was tricky! Gorbachav, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin and Lenin. You made a darling pinafore apron. I really love this line.

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  55. Lenin, Stalian, and Gorbachev. You created a pretty apron. I even commented on that post :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  56. gorbachev,stalin,lenin.ty for sharing love the pinafore the colors are so bright.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  57. Stalin, Lenin Gorbachev?
    I love the aprons you made!

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  58. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachek.
    The nesting dolls you made for your grand daughter were lovely.

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  59. Great fabric! Soviet leaders included Stalin, Lenin, Kruschev, Gorbachev, ... As usual your trip outside the box is successful and creative, Debby. I love the flat dolls with pockets to hold the next smaller doll, and the pinafore for Eva is so sweet! May I be reincarnated as one of your granddaughters? (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com)

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  60. Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev,Kruschev, I made an apron/top like this for my girls when they were little(they are in their 30s now). I didn't have that pretty fabric, I just used flour sacks. Yep, still got them in the 70s and I saved them.

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  61. lenin, stalin, and kruschev, thanks for the giveaway. love your doll idea.

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  62. Gorbachev,Brezhnev,Khrushchev,Stalin and Lenin

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  63. Lenin, Stalin and Gorbashav..Nice apron you made for your daughter...eyreka1@gmail.c0m

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  64. Lenin (smallest), Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbache= the leaders

    You made reinforced dolls like paperdaolls and the amock/apron for the child.

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  65. Khrushchev is unmistakable, as is Gorbachev's head. Stalin and Lenin are the smaller ones, I think. Breshnev's eyebrows give him away. =) Love that little apron, it's so cute! But the dolls are the best. I wouldn't have thought of doing the nesting pockets. In fact, I was wondering how you could make fabric nesting dolls. Well, you showed me! Thanks for the chance to win. dezertsuz at gmail

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  66. Ha ha I thought I had to remember those names and actually I did (4)but with my spelling you never would have known it Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev especially Kruschev (Crewcheif) anyway I so love the little apron you made I think the faced or to my mind reversible version is so darn cute
    And your so clever with the dolls I would have loved those to take to church with my granddaughters a nice quiet set to keep the little ones busy
    Colleen (colleen1990atyahoodotcom

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  67. I recognize Gorbachev, Kruschev, and Lenin...and feel like a shrub for not knowing the other two. Cute idea, though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Stalin, Lenen, Brezhnev. You made a very cute child's pinafore. Linda

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  69. aKarl Marx, vladimir lenin, Alexander II and Boris Yeltsin. I liked the pinadoe the most.
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    Nancy Hilderbrand
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  70. Debby- tried the email address you posted and Gmail came back with error at his.com. Is there another for you?

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  71. My email address is - and has been for 18 years: kratovil@his.com. I don't use my gmail address for this blog. If you need to contact me, use the his.com one.

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  72. Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev were three leaders and you made a pinafore

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  73. Stalin, Lenin, and Gorbachev. You also made that adorable pinafore.

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  74. Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev, Gorbachev were the leaders. You made a darling pinafore type apron.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  75. Our oldest daughter is from Russia and have collected the nesting dolls for her since she came to live with us in 1993. Three of the leaders in your unique set are Lenin, Stalin, and Khrushchev. I've never seen a set like that, but then again, I've never been to Russia. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Ooops...almost forgot. You also made the cutest little apron for your granddaughter to replace the one that was left behind. What a sweet grandmother you are:-)!

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  77. you also made an adorable pinafore with pockets!
    Communist leaders Lenin, Stalin, Kruschev.

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  78. Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin and Lenin. An apron! debgirotti at g mail dot com

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