Sunday, February 17, 2008

Snow Day

This is what we woke up to this morning. It rained all night and then turned to snow at some point. Now it's just wet and yucky outside.

In attempt to find something to do that didn't involve a movie or TV, I fused some fabric and decided we were going to make "art quilts" that were sunny and flowery. The best part is that the fabric came from Laura Wasilowski.

When in Chicago last, the munchkin and I hit the Mancuso quilt show and the vendor mall. Laura was selling some of her remnants. Grace (aka the munchkin) couldn't stand it and had to have a bag of fabric. Who am I to tell her no?

Anyhow, this is what we made this morning.

Pretty darn good for a 4 year old. I did the cutting with the rotary cutter and Grace did the picking and placing. She announced that she had to have a bird house. I made the pieces, but didn't realize her intent was for a 2 story house. So I made another square and VOILA!!! I also did the ironing, although it was somewhat of a fight to keep her from trying to help with that.

This is my rendition.

I will just need to do some quilting on both of them and then we will have 2 "springy" quilts to look at.

This will sound corny I'm sure, but I think I'm going to hang them in our guest bathroom. There is nothing in the bathroom that adds any kind of interest to the walls. I think if I put both of our pieces of art in there, then there will definitely be something interesting to look at.

Just have to share this picture too, because it makes me smile. I pulled out the big blocks and was trying to figure out what to do with them. I want to get the crazy top finished and quilted so that I can strike another thing off my list. Grace decided she wanted to help with the arranging. This is her rendition of what the quilt top should look like. (I placed the high pieces, she did the rest) I think it might be a bit wide and short if I keep it according to her plan. Oh well, budding artist in the making.


KCQuilter said...

Oh, I just LOVE your birdhouse quilts!!!! They will look adorable in your guest bathroom. Great idea.

Quilter In Paradise said...

Becky, your snow picture is just beautiful! I don't live where it snows so I appreciate it from afar!


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Jacquie said...

Grace is an artist in the making. What a great mom you are! These are going to be a treasure.

Greenmare said...

oh good a happy day out of the snow and ice! Did you meet Laura?? She is my mothers second cousin, but I haven't met her since she was just out of college and newly married. It's so strange for me to see that name in quilting circles!