Friday, 11 July 2014

Sewing with my daughter

Over the past few weeks I have had a few great sessions sewing with my daughter.
She has always enjoyed seeing the quilts, cushion and bags I have made but doesn't sew herself.  I was thrilled when she suddenly asked if we could make two cushions together as a "Thank you" gift to the Nursery where our little granddaughter has been a pupil for the past 18 months.  She will be going to "Big School" in September so my daughter wanted to mark that end of an era with a gift the future children at the Nursery could enjoy and came up with the idea of cushions that could be used in the Home Corner or the Reading Corner.

Caroline looked through my stash of fabrics and we came up with two ideas.
One featured a panel I had, a cute Daddy Bunny pushing his babies in a wheelbarrow. This became the centre of a log-cabin design.

Daddy Bunny cushion:

Then we made an Owl cushion based on a lovely Robert Kaufman Urban Zoologie fabric
A piece of this became the centre of the design and we framed it with two borders.

And here they are, side by side:

Caroline handed them in to the Nursery staff on Monday and they were thrilled.  Our granddaughter was also delighted, especially with the idea that Mummy and Granny had made them.
Granny was also delighted that Caroline not only suggested the idea but that we did them together.  I even overcame my fear of putting in zips and added zips to the bottom of each cushion as I am sure they will have lots of washes!


  1. Those cushions are so sweet!!! What a lovely gift to give to the nursery and all the more special that you and your daughter made them together. I wonder what project you'll sew together next?

    1. Thank you! I think there might be another small project in the near future.

  2. It's always fun to share your hobby with your daughter. My daughter has done quilting with me but is too busy for the time it takes to make a quilt. Now we try to scrapbook together. Enjoy your time together. Your grandchildren will remember it