Layla and I used to spend heaps of time together. We had all the time in the world to ourselves before little Wallace arrived. Now our time spent together has to be a bit more “on purpose”, if you will. So we decided it would be fun to have our own special project that we work on every time we get some girl time. Since we both love sewing, and we both love fabric (perhaps even more than the sewing), we chose to work on a quilt. After looking through many blocks including the Economy block, Churn Dash block, and a many others, Layla decided she like the Sawtooth Star best.
This project is especially fun for me because there is no plan other than making 6.5″ (unfinished) star blocks. Layla chooses any fabric she wants, I do the cutting, and then during our free time we sew! So far she’s had an absolute blast rummaging through my scrap basket, though she’s welcome to any fabric I have.
I think my favorite part about sewing with Layla is that she is completely unrestrained by designer or collection or any other conventional way to pair fabric. She chooses a fabric that catches her eye, and then another, and that’s that; there are no rules. And her combinations look great! She pairs quilting cotton, linen, and double gauze, and she even has plans for velveteen and flannel. She’s just exploring the world that is my fabric stash, and having fun. And isn’t that what sewing is all about?
The plan right now is to just keep making up these little star blocks until we have enough to make a quilt in whatever size she wants. And what a special quilt it will be!
I’m so thrilled to have this young lady around to remind what is really important- spending time together and enjoying that time we’ve been given to its very fullest! I hope this post finds you doing just that!
Stop back by tomorrow to see a new outfit I made for Layla. Hint: a little chambray and Liberty, some Oliver + S, and a bit of self drafting by me…