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!



9 comments:

Nancy-Jane said...

Wow, this is totally neat. I have a lot of my kids' old artwork in boxes in the basement. What an inspiration for a quilt!

Sam said...

wow! I've never seen anything so wonderful. Great art and skill by both Sarah and her mother. What lucky people to have such a warm generous loving family. Blue Ribbon. -- Sam

Sandi said...

What a lovely gift from the mother to the daughter and the daughter to the mother and father.

Many years of happy memories shared by both.

Thanks,

WoolenSails said...

That is absolutely wonderful, I love it!
Her daughter is going to treasure that.

Debbie

Patty said...

Sarah! you are such a special artist!! What your mother, Connie, has made for you will be something for your children and your grandchildren to keep as a golden treasure! Wow you two!! I LOVE your quilt and pictures! Thanks Mary Lou for showing this to all of us!

Michele said...

What an absolutely beautiful memory for Sarah! She can't doubt her mother's attention, and love, with this to remind her. Michele

Joyce said...

That little girl is definitely an artist. For an eight year old she draws with amazing detail. How were the drawings put onto the quilt?

Shasta said...

These drawings are so sweet, and to make a quilt out of them is so incredibly special! They look like a wonderful family.

Connie said...

Thank you so much for sharing mine and Sarahs artwork, and all the wonderful things you all have to say, it touches my heart. Michael and I are proud of our little artist.