Sarah Jane Studios, called "Her Month by Month." It's a twelve-month series of blocks showing a little girl throughout the year. Traditionally when I do a series like this, I will start with the month that's current, so the first block I'm doing is September. The girl is waiting for the school bus with her lunch pail. I'll stitch the word "September" to the side later.
The patterns can be worked in any color combination (the Sarah Jane Studios website shows a contemporary palette) but I chose traditional redwork because I enjoy that style. I'm stitching the blocks on point and I'm going to stitch triangles of fabric on each corner to make it a regular block, then add sashing and stitch all twelve blocks in a 3x4 grid to make a wallhanging/small throw of about 38x42.
After that I just have to find a little girl to give it to!
A project like this takes a long time. Typically I'll get one block done every month (I work on multiple projects at a time), then stitch the blocks up at the end of the year. That part is the fastest and generally takes two weeks or so. Then I anticipate hand-quilting the top.
The pattern is for sale at Sarah Jane Studios and you will receive it via download as PDF file. Trace it onto your background fabric with a thin Pigma pen (use a lightbox or a window) and stitch away with two strands of embroidery floss. I love this pattern but I'm not affiliated with Sarah Jane Studios in any way.