My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Happy New Year

Hello 2021! Are you ready for the new year — I know I am!

2020 was undoubtedly a year filled with much pain and sadness for many, I pray for them but to keep my sanity in check I try to focus on the blessings of 2020.

We welcomed a new grandson to family in November. Jaxon is my daughters first baby, he was 91bs 2 oz and 23 inches long at birth. I was fortunate to be there when his parents bought him home and spent 7 heavenly weeks in Houston spending time with them.

It feels wonderful to be emerging from my cave after a long period of blogging hibernation. Although I haven’t been posting I did find time for sewing and crafting.

I want to share a few of my handmade gifts for baby Jaxon.

Of course I had to make Jaxon a quilt! I used the free tutorial Big Baby Bento Box Baby Quilt from Ronda’s Creations. The pattern was very easy to piece. I was super happy to find fabric in my daughter’s color scheme at Hobby Lobby.

I made a matching diaper bag – using a picture I found on Pinterest, I sketched out a pattern. I struggled with the side pockets but eventually figured how to sew them. I added both a slip pocket and zipper pocket on the inside. My original plan was to use a recessed zipper on the top but got frustrated when I couldn’t get my panels even. In the end I used a magnetic snap for the bag closure.

The diaper bag turned out nicely and I’m happy to report my daughter loved it and has used it several times!

Lastly I made a matching diaper clutch and changing pad.

Again happy New Year and I wish you all good fortune and health in 2021.

Until next time Happy Sewing!

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10 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Congratulations on the new grandson – he’s a handsome little guy. The quilt and diaper bag, clutch and pad are so nice. What fun to be able to make things for him! Happy New Year!

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  2. Congrats on the arrival of your grandson! He is a cutie! So glad that you got to spend the time with your daughter and new grandson. I am sure that memories made will last a lifetime and help brighten your days. Technology has certainly helped us make the best of bad situations. Happy to see your blog today and your superb projects. Keep ’em coming!


  3. Hi Linda — I agree he is a cutie! Happy New Year!


  4. Jaxon is so cute!!! And I’m sure you really enjoyed the time with him!
    Love the quilt, diaper bag and other accessories!
    Happy Quilting!

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  5. Hi Karla! It looks like Jaxon is doing well, and I hope the same for your daughter. What a little sweetheart. How fabulous that you could be with them for seven weeks. I’ll bet that was the hardest thing when it was time to leave. Not only leaving Jaxon but also your daughter and SIL. {{Hugs}} What CUTE fabric you found for the quilt, et. al. I love those giraffes and the green color. I’ll bet Jaxon will be fascinated with them and is already growing in leaps and bounds. Happy New Year! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. Hi Karla! Oh my Jaxon is such a cutie!! I’m sure it was so hard to leave them :-/ Your quilt, diaper bag and accessories are wonderful! I love that giraffe fabric ❤ Many blessings to you & your family in 2021 🙂

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