Today I have been making another small gift. It is for my friend's son this time. I didn't like the idea of him feeling forgotten if his sister received the owl bag I made for her, so I had to think long and hard what I could make that would be a nice gift for him. He is a little older and is a fan of Pokemon and I thought it would be nice to try and feature one of the Pokemon characters in his gift.
I found an image for the character 'Gengar' which was simple enough for me to draw and then make into an applique. Once I had made the applique character I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. I considered a cushion but the idea didn't really appeal to me, so I looked through a few of my quilt books for inspiration and I found it in the shape of a fabric folder to hold pens and a notepad. The project is from the book 'Quilting in No Time' by Emma Hardy. I adapted the pattern so that my applique of Gengar was on the front cover.
Inside the folder there are pockets for a notepad and some pencils. I think my friend's son is going to enjoy using the pencils and notepad in his new folder, especially as it has one of his beloved Pokemon characters on the front! I have to say it is not one of the most attractive applique designs I've ever made but nevertheless, I am pleased with the finished folder.