So, now it is September, the schools start again this week and our little girl starts school! She will be attending the same one her Mummy went to and where I taught for the last 9 years of my career. So lots of happy memories!
More memories as I have been sewing name tapes on her school uniform and I also made her a Patchwork PE bag. When her Mummy started school I made her a drawstring bag too although it was very basic ( I didn't really sew then, had not discovered my obsession called "Patchwork and Quilting" and certainly didn't know how to create a proper fully lined drawstring bag with a casing!). I am very pleased with the resulting bag and hope the family is too when I pop round this afternoon with it.
And now, a photo of the undrawn one to show off the patchwork and appliqued name!
I had to include a square of Peter Rabbit fabric as Annalise adores him. She spends many happy hours pretending to be him and inventing various escapades where Grandpa chases her round the garden as either Mr Fox or Mr McGregor! I am wondering how many milliseconds it will be before she spots him on the bag!
She also likes butterflies and owls so they are included too.
Back in June I made a baby quilt as a commission for a neighbour to give as a gift to a baby girl who was born on 22nd June. My neighbour wanted to hand the quilt over in person and the first opportunity was last week. Apparently the parents were thrilled and didn't stop "oohing and aahing" for ages! Just the sort of response one hopes for! I have been promised a photo of baby lying on the quilt in clothes matching the quilt colours. I chose the colours because I thought they were feminine and pretty but didn't realise the baby already owned clothes in the same colourway! Serendipity!
This the quilt:
I have almost completed another baby quilt top. This time for a boy (in case one of the three expected babies I know about is a boy). Just have the two borders to cut and sew on, then I shall be ready to sandwich and quilt it. Now I have discovered machine quilting I think this may very well be a machine quilted one. There are a lot of small HSTs which surround the blocks so I think quilting in the ditch may be the answer. Stay tuned!
Happy September Sewing!