Hello September Paper Pieced Door Banner Quilt

A guest post from Kayla…

Here it is, my completed “Hello September” banner on the door of my new classroom.

I had such a kind response from Mom’s blog readers after my guest post about my visit to The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe about the project I was working on. So many of you wanted to see the finished product and here it is.

This was so much fun to make. I love the design process of paper piecing. I start with a quick sketch onto graph paper and then designed each block on the computer. It is fun to translate the picture in my head into something that works with paper piecing. The design changes as I formulate it and then everything is in reverse. It is such a fun challenge!

I ended up making it into a pattern after some prodding from mom and Mary from Country Threads.  Mary said she’d wanted to post about it but unless there was a pattern, people would flood her with requests for a pattern.  Mom laughed when I told her that as she said, that is entirely true.

So, I wrote the pattern and I ended up drawing some more ideas for the upcoming months.  I want a monthly banner for my door at school.

This is part of what I’m calling my “Banner Year” series. I’m already started with October and November and look forward to having a door quilt to share for each month of the year. I hope it inspires me to have a “Banner Year” teaching. I have a lot of challenges ahead- A new building, Jasper in childcare, and all of the modifications of COVID. It will be good to have something special for me to look forward to creating each month. I can see how creative “me” time can easily disappear if I don’t make time for it!

Mom invited me to share the pattern in her shop, so here it is for download. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!

10 thoughts on “Hello September Paper Pieced Door Banner Quilt”

  1. Thanks for popping in to share your completed door hanger. It is SEW cute, Kayla!! And a pattern series, too? What fun! Mary and your Mom were right on track. Looking forward to seeing what you have designed for the coming months!

  2. Kayla, you are so creative! Hope you do have a banner year at school! Hope you and Jasper adjust quickly to your new schedule. Teaching allows you the best of both worlds…career and stay at home Mom.

  3. I’m so impressed with your talent. I think you will be surprised at the response to your pattern. I’m looking forward to your upcoming patterns. BTW, it always wonderful to have an unexpected source of income. Good luck!

  4. Yeah! Hoping you would do this and now I m going to hold you to the year of them, lol. Already purchased and printing now. Thanks

  5. What a great idea, especially for teachers who will want these banners for theirs doors, just like you! Love it, it’s so cute and clever.

  6. Very clever and perfect for September! As an old retired teacher, I loved bulletin boards, banners, & posters. I’m sure you will have a banner year!! Your work with Mary & your mom is terrific!

  7. Sara Blasingame

    I love seeing what everyone finishes I start a lot of projects I eventually finish it just takes time I get so excited when i see all the beautiful projects everyone has done & i feel bad when i see the several i have going for personal reasons.

  8. The banner is adorable and I’m so glad you were pushed by Mary and your mom to put a pattern together for all of us. I have one teacher in the family and I may have to surprise her with one or two of the banners for her room. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all.

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