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  • Writer's pictureMegan Best

Violet, the Highland Coo

Oh, how I love the Highland coo's.

This month, the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged with making a critter from Funky Friends. I chose Harmony the Highland Cow. I named mine Violet.

All of the animals are SO adorable. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to see all of the Ambassadors projects.

The patterns are downloadable and you print them yourself.

The patterns are well thought out and there is a link on the pattern for pictures that you can blow up on your computer screen for more clarity.

You can make her out of cotton or of fur.

I chose some pretty purples, one is from Breezy, a Kate Colleran Original Collection

They do match my last couple of projects which is not a bad thing.

I cut all the pieces, adding wonder clips to keep them all together as I marked all the parts.

I made the horns first.

Next up, the ears. Then add them to the face.

Add the snout and she really starts


Before I knew it, she is an empty coo!

She needs a bit of stuffing. This may have taken a bit of time. Stuff little bits and squish them into the arms and legs. I used a chopstick to shove the stuffing in deep and firm. If you don't make it firm, she won't stand up.

Testing out some eyes, hair and flower bits. Hmmmm. I really want it to be hairy.

I found the perfect hair: in my stash. This is some very expensive yarn from one of my sisters.

I decided to skip all the felt and just add some button eyes and some hairy bangs.

I wrapped some yarn around a piece of cardboard and slid it off, then stitched it stable a bunch of times.

It is very possible that one can make a mess while creating a critter. I got out a LOT of stuff in the process of deciding the final touches for Violet.

The buttons have a shiny part that really makes it look like she is staring.

She is a good 12" high! And looks so pretty on the couch quilts.

We visited a friend with some coo's.

I think Violet is so close in representing her breed, don't you?

We went for an outing to the Skagit Tulip Festival and took Violet for a pic or two.

Thanks for visiting, be sure to follow me for more creative projects!

Violet thanks you too!

Disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik and Funky Friends.

Be sure to visit all the Island batik Ambassadors to see all the beautiful projects this month.

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs

Renee Atkinson ~ Pink Tulip Quilting

Megan Best ~ BestQuilter

Pamela Boatright ~ PamelaQuilts

Susan Deshensky ~ Lady Blue Quilts Studio

Brittany Fisher ~ Bobbin with Brittany

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts

Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts

Kim Jamieson-Hirst ~ Chatterbox Quilts

Victoria Johnson ~ Forever Quilting for You

Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Connie Kresin Campbell ~ Freemotion by the River

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood

Denise Looney ~ A Quiltery

Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion

Sarah Pitcher ~ Pitcher’s Boutique

Lana Russel ~ Lana Quilts

Julia Schweri ~ Inflorescence Designs

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail

Carol Stanek ~ Stitch with Color

Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels

Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations

Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

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Kathleen McCormick
Kathleen McCormick
Apr 27

I love Violet! Great job on her gorgeous mane.


Quilting Tangent
Quilting Tangent
Apr 26

Violet is cute and looks like her cousins.


Pamela Boatright
Pamela Boatright
Apr 26

She is totally awesome, and so adorable!


Carol Stanek
Carol Stanek
Apr 26

I love your little friend!!! Sooooo cute!!!

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