Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Kids Story Quilts ROCK! Sarah is an artist! NEW details below....
The quilt above was made by my neighbor Connie for a surprise for her daughter Sarah who is 8. She took all of her darling drawings and combined them into one wonderful quilt that has all of the drawings in the quilt itself. Can you imagine how wonderful it would have been to have had this for you now? This will be a keepsake and a wonderful memory for Sarah and for her family. I adore any kind of story quilt that involves kids art. Sometimes this is what a person brings to my class and it is so much fun! Hope you enjoy seeing this and comment for Connie and her daughter.
SO SOME OF YOU WROTE TO ASK HOW CONNIE DID THE QUILT. CONNIE USED SOLID FABRIC AND FUSED THE IMAGES AFTER BLOWING THEM UP TO A LARGER SIZE. THEN SHE ADDED THE DETAILS WITH PEN AND STITCHES AND MACHINE QUILTING. SHE OUTLINE STITCHED THE FIGURES. DARLING! Do you have old pictures of yours or someone else's? This is a great quilt idea!
The drawings here are so charming and filled with sentiment and heart. If you look close many of them are of the little girl and her Father and she has hearts around and smiles-you can tell he is her hero. Additionally she has details like cabinets, fixing a light bulb together and a picture she drew of her Mother and her father all dressed up. This is TRUE art and she is a real artist. I love this!