Thursday, 27 September 2007

Sewing Class

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.

7 comments:

Shelina said...

Look out. Two new quilters in our midst! These are beautiful - and they look like the kids had a lot of fun making them. You are a good teacher. I liked your start on Aimees quilt as well.

Janice said...

Thanks Shelina - I had loads of fun, and so did they, they are very good students.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

WOW the grandkids did a great job. I clicked on the photos to get a better peek at the kids with their quilts. They have such great smiles. Also your studio is so clean and neat, how did you do it.

Chris and Sarah said...

I really love Jasmines quilt and i love Jasmine and which it could be my blanket - i'd love to make one with a ballerina on when i come to see Nana, cos that will look pretty. Aimee

Jess wants to do a kitten one.

Chris and Sarah said...

Jessica loves James' dolphin

Helen said...

Cool fun! I wish I had some grandies to do that with. Did you 'fess up to Debbi from dubiquilts about how your studio got to look so neat??

Janice said...

Hi Helen - yes I emailed Debbi and told her it was clean and tidy because Jasmine and James' parents were to be staying in there when they arrived a day later. I didn't tell her how it got so organised so recently...