Monday, 30 May 2011

Christmas Through the Year - May

Phew, another nephew's name panel finished for this month:

Ben - front

Ben - back

This time, instead of sewing on a hanging sleeve, I did "fast triangle corners" as recommended by the Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative. The quilt is just a little one, 13 x 10 inches, so think this will be a fine and dandy way to hang it.

I have now made name banners for four of my six nieces and nephews - just Charlie and Harry to go.

Hop on over to Allie's blog to check out what all the other Christmas Through the Year participants have been crafting up.

And talking of challenges, I have decided that I will join in with Daisy Yellow's Index-Card-a-Day challenge this summer. The idea is to do something creative on an index card each day throughout the summer - be it drawing, painting, doodling, poetry etc. The boys will also be joining in on this one, so I will be posting updates on this blog as well as on my home education blog here. Why not join in too? It's achievable and should be fun :-)


  1. Oh this is so bright and colourful.... it's fantastic and will be great in a little mans room!

    Well done! :)

  2. Love the fabrics !!! So cheerful and fun, he will love them! :)

  3. Such a happy name quilt.... it's great... and I had a happy read with some of your other projects... such fun

  4. Good job working on those Christmas gifts all through the year! I look forward to seeing your and your kids' results on Tammy's index card challenge. I'm just not up for it right now!

  5. I didn't recognise your name on the comment on my blog but I recognised the name panels as soon as I arrived here. Doing the name panels is such a great idea. Children love that sort of thing.
    My daughter tells me of those one a day challenges. Apparently there are all sorts. She likes the drawing or cartoon ones. I think I might stick to doing some sewing everyday for now.

  6. I love it! This is such a great idea. I love the triangles on the back too, that's how I do my small quilts [when I remember!]. The kids are going to love these!

  7. Sweet panel - most people love having something with their very own name on it - Ben will love it! I love the triangle corners - I think I'll do that as well :D

  8. Really nice! When I first saw it, I thought it might be a placemat -- they'll see a wallhanging more, but a placemat with a name could be fun sometime, too. Love the colors!

  9. Love your panels! I'm sure your nephew will love it.


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