I have been quiet for a while… just not sewing, quilting or doing much of anything creative or productive. I have to decided to try something different for me. I plan to post short blogs first detailing my plans then tracking my progress. I am hoping this will keep me on track so that I actually make some progress with my projects. Here is the first project I am blogging about as it is one I am currently starting as there is a great need.
My grandson came to me dragging his current quilt and told me he need a new quilt cause the ones he had are too small. He is right cause he has a bed ( full size) and I have not made him a quilt since he was a toddler. He has grown like a weed and the older quilts no longer cover him adequately….. My daughter has threaten to buy him a STORE BOUGHT QUILT if I do not get one done for him by the time they move into their new home. So after consultation with my grandson we have come up with a plan.
Every year in school my grandson participates in a school wide art project. They make self portrait and they are displayed in the hallways. I sometimes wonder how much work he did on the projects and how much was done by the teachers and para-pros. Regardless he is very proud of these picture and insist they be kept safe. I have taken pictures of his pre-school and kindergarten portraits (see pictures below.) He is currently working on this years portrait and I will probably include it in the quilt too. I am planning to replicate the pictures in fabric. I am going through my stash of fabrics in order to get started. I am planning to add my grandson’s favorite fabrics to the quilt but am not sure what pattern I will be using. I am letting my grandson have a lot of input into this project.
I plan to post pictures of my progress …
I just love these pictures and look forward to replicating them in fabrics.