blueheron61 on

Viola Ruth, for the Hoffman Challenge

+ Add a Project
Small magnify icon
Photo Details:

Viola Ruth

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Toy
Sizing Other
Style Cute, Retro / Vintage
blueheron61 on

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Viola Ruth

blueheron61 on

What materials did you use? Muslin, cotton knit, polymer clay, Creative Paperclay, quilting fabrics, acrylic paints.

blueheron61 on

What are you most proud of? I've made this doll before (my own design/pattern), but this year's Hoffman Challenge fabric has a very large print. I decided to break it up by using a weaving technique. It was challenging, but I like the look.

blueheron61 on

She is absolutely beautiful! What a talent you have.

07/17/2012 Flag

Thanks you so much.

07/17/2012 Flag

She's just wonderful! What is the Hoffman Challenge?

07/17/2012 Flag

Thank you! I've done this challenge for about 10 years - I think this year is the 25th anniversary of the challenge. Every year, a team from Hoffman Fabrics chooses an upcoming fabric design and then issues a challenge to quilt, clothing, and doll makers to create original items using the fabric. The entries are juried, and a team of judges chooses the award winners. Over the following year, selected quilts, clothing and dolls are exhibited by quilt and other fiber guilds, shops, museums, and textile shows across the US and Canada. I've got photos of quite a few Hoffman dolls on my website:

07/17/2012 Flag


08/18/2012 Flag


08/20/2012 Flag