"'In danger?' thought Coraline to herself. It sounded exciting. It didn't sound like a bad thing. Not really."
Neil Gaiman, Coraline
If you haven't yet discovered Fandom in Stitches, you are in for a real treat. It's an amazing pattern collection curated by Jennifer Ofenstein, full of nothing but free patterns based on beloved books, movies, TV shows, and more. Any fandom paper piecer should have it bookmarked because almost anything can be found there and if not, the community of designers will jump in to make it happen.
That was the case for the Coraline block. Someone mentioned there was no representation for the Coraline franchise and after watching the request go unanswered for a few weeks, I got back into the designing groove and popped out a small series. I have designed Coraline, The Cat, Other Mother (the Beldam), and Wybie. I don't anticipate designing more but it's not out of the question so if you have a specific request, please let me know! While they are up for potential testing in our pattern tester group, I am opening these patterns up to anyone who can help get them tested and listed.
Coraline is a 10" block and moderately complicated.
I don't typically like adding embroidery to blocks, which is why mine tend to be a bit more complicated to piece, but some blocks really do call for it. If you aren't an embroidery fan, you can also add the details with textile paint or heat transfer vinyl. I left her dragonfly clip as a simple shape to facilitate the piecing, but you can dress it up with wings or even leave it blue and add a dragonfly embellishment instead, like a button.