Thursday, 27 September 2007
James and Jasmine have arrived a day earlier than the rest of their family to stay with us for a week or so. Jasmine loved the quilt I have hanging in the lounge and asked how to make a quilt like that. So we spent a couple of hours this afternoon, tracing pictures from a colouring book onto vliesofix, cutting out the parts of the picture, ironing the bits onto carefully chosen fabric and then cutting them out and sticking them on a background. We then roughly cut coloured squares to make a border and stuck them on too. What do you think of the results? These will be layered tomorrow and then James and Jasmine will be doing the quilting on the sewing machine. I suggested they choose to either do green lines top to bottom to suggest seaweed or blue lines side to side to suggest water. It doesn't matter in either case if the lines are not straight.