Wednesday 21 May 2014

Another small gift...

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.


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