I want to thank you all for all the wonderful comments about the top I made myself.
I haven't had that many comments in a long time, and it really means a lot to me.
Today, I helped my daughter Brittany finish her book report quilt top.
She decided to make a quilt for a book report on "The Lost Quilter" by Jennifer Chiaverini.
She did all the drawings for the blocks.
Then she transferred the drawings to fabric using the light box method.
She outlined her drawings with ultra fine Sharpie permanent marker and used colouring pencils to colour them.
She then painted on textile medium over the coloured areas of her blocks.
I then heat set them all for her.
I cut 1.5 inch strips of the fat quarters she selected from my stash.
She picked ones from my reproduction stash.
She then sashed each block with one of the 12 fabrics she chose.
With my help, I showed her how to pin the blocks together and sew them.
She sewed the first border to the top.
I'm the one who pieced and sewed the outer border to the top for her.
This part was a bit trickier for her.
I'm really amazed at how well this quilt top turned out.
Her drawings are so good for her age (12).
It was a fun project to watch her do.
It really made me proud, that she wanted to do this.
Especially knowing how much I love quilting.
And like she told me tonight: " I did good, eh Ma!!! I didn't give up on this project!!"
I laughed when she said that.
Now all we have to do is baste it and quilt it.
Not tonight though, I'm too tired!!