Saturday, July 21, 2012

Edited Post-Drawing with a Six Year Old Gives me Plenty of Story Quilt Ideas...and BUG Quilt.....

So I love it when my Grandkids come over to spend the night. They know that plenty of paper and markers will be coming out as we create and draw and have imagination fun together. My six year old Granddaughter came this weekend and we imagined different things and drew them. I started them and she added her touch too. Very fun and I keep a notebook of her drawings (only) and they are so much fun!
Isn't it amazing what some color from markers can add to a plain sheet of paper with simple childlike drawings? Think what this would be like all in printed fabrics! Imagine....Invent....let your mind wander....don't be afraid to imagine creativity.... We started out wanting to do shrinky dink necklaces but it was too hot to heat up the oven so we went back to drawing. I am hoping to get my ten year old Grandson to draw animals and machines on muslin so we can paint them and make pillows for his room later this week. It is loads of fun to see how kids (and adults) imaginations grow if they let go and don't worry about it.
I have a pile of water color paper and am doing some designs that hopefully will one day be fabric for sale for more fun quilts! I am out of friskit and need to buy some before I do my next designs. Oh well, for today, I am just working with my Grandkids for fun.
We laid out the bug quilt minus some of the flowers and decided to put big plain polka dot squares here and there to help break up the business of the whole thing. This is going to be a delightful quilt as I have some bugs that were kid designed too.... Hopefully when I am long gone this bug quilt will be like a story quilt left with my Granddaughters name, my name and something about BUGS (which she promises she will always love-and I believe her, she always has) Here she gives me a sheet of paper with a few more bug suggestions- this made me smile BIG....
Hope your summer is full and fun too! SANDRA HERE IS THE WONDERFUL SITE OF THE CHILDREN SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LIKE YOU ASKED FOR. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEGlsHS6tSQ

4 comments:

Bev said...

Wow, those are great! What is frisquit?
Did I spell that right? Thanks for sharing!

Cheery wave from
Bev

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Sandi said...

Great sketches Mary Lou,

I especially like the one with all the bugs, the ball jar and the lady bug on your granddaughter's finger.

How fun will they be when you complete them.

Thanks.

Jan-Maree said...

that all looks like so much fun!

Marlynne said...

What a neat project to do with grandkids! We use to all paint together but they are not interested any more. Thanks for your supeer kind words about my blog! Was so pleased you stopped bye. mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com