Penguins, Frogs, Bags and Patchwork: Sew Much Fun

This week I let Waif loose on the sewing machine for the first time (under careful supervision, of course!). He has really enjoyed himself. First off, he made a couple of reversible napkins. The first was made with some penguin fabric:

penguin napkin

And the second with some very crazy frog fabric:

crazy frog napkin

As you can see, he was pretty pleased with himself:

rafe shows off penguin napkin

Next up, was making a Morsbag. If you haven’t come across Morsbags before, do check out their website. Even better, have a go at making one yourself! I already had some handles made, so putting the bag together was relatively straightforward, and Waif did a sterling job. As well as taking a Morsbag shopping, you can also hang it in an apple tree, don’t you know?!

rafe goes shopping with morsbags
rafe tree morsbag

Waif’s not the only one who’s been sewing. I have made a start on my tree quilt, by putting together a yellow patchwork background to applique onto:

yellow patchwork

I also made this yellow liberated star:

yellow on grey star

I know yellow and grey is a super trendy colour combination in the quilting world at the moment, but I feel a bit underwhelmed by it. It’s just not really “my thing”. So I’m not sure what I will do with it yet. I certainly don’t want a whole quilt of yellow and grey, but maybe a quilt of colourful stars on solid backgrounds?

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6 thoughts on “Penguins, Frogs, Bags and Patchwork: Sew Much Fun

  1. Great work on the sewing machine by Waif! I just love the liberated star block and a quilt of colourful stars on solid backgrounds sounds gorgeous.

  2. Lori Moon says:

    I just love peeking in on your world. Waif, nice job!

  3. razorcandy says:

    lovely sewing by your son – the shopping bags look like it would be too big for him to carry by himself though when full up, haha.

    look forward to seeing what you do with the tree quilt.

    • vivjm says:

      Could be right about the shopping bag. I imagine what will happen is, he’ll take it shopping then as soon as there is something in it, it will be “mum, can you carry this?” 😉

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