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!