Sunday, January 10, 2016

Eight Is Great

A 2015 Finish, in November.  I am finally getting around to posting it.
When my oldest daughter was 8, I made a quilt for her using her art work. I was early on in my quilting and it is nice but boy was out of whack when I went to quilt it.  But she loves it just the same. She loves it from afar you see.  Stashed in a bench tucked away from her teen friends.  Eh, its the age, I totally get it.
My other daughter who just turned 10 had to have one of her very own, made from her drawings as well.  Of course.  Its all about fairness after all. I am totally happy to make it for her.  It felt like a right of passage.  Being in third grade and being 8 is a pretty big year.  It is the age of reason, when you realize there is a world out there other than your own.

My youngest daughter did have the opportunity to get her artwork on fabric done by a company in order to raise some money at her school.  Each year I buy it.  I thought this project was a perfect opportunity to use it.  I have used it in the photo below and then another one in the owl photo above.
She had did one of those paper cutouts,  It was a square piece of paper that she fashioned into the cut out below.  I took the cutout and made it into fabric.   I did some reverse applique where the opening in the paper would be.  I thought it kind of looks Hawaiian.  I also thought it kind of looks like a face.

I added some colorful pieces, accents, sashing and voila!  The quilt was finished.

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