Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Lost Quilter - a book report...

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well.

Today, I'm sharing a project that my daughter Brittany is working on.
She is doing a school project for English class.
This project requires that she reads a book of her choice,
and makes a presentation to the class using unconventional methods of presenting a book report.
The book she has chosen is: "The Lost Quilter" by Jennifer Chiaverini
She's read this book a few times now, and loves it.
She decided to make a quilt with blocks showing each section that needs to be presented.
She told me it needed to be done by next Tuesday.
Oh! not much time.....I thought to myself.
She had a lot of the work done on paper already.
I told her to draw her pictures on 8.5 inch square papers, 
then we would use the light box method to get the images on the fabric blocks.
She made 12 blocks.
She has 6 of the blocks transferred to fabric, outlined with an ultra fine black Sharpie marker,
then coloured in with colouring pencils. 
I then painted on textile medium over the coloured sections, and heat set them.

I will help her sash the blocks this weekend, and then quilt it.
I'm really impressed with her drawings.
She put a lot of work and detail into them.
Once she has all her blocks done, this will make a very special wall hanging quilt.

While she's been working on this, I just had to play a bit too!
Here is a Zentangle on fabric.
Coloured with colouring pencils, outlines done using a brown fine line Prismacolor perminent marker.
I've never tried this type of marker on fabric before.
I really like the way it covers and it does not bleed at all. 
I haven't tried to wash it yet. But I will test it and let you know.
The vine on the side was done with the Sharpie marker.

Well, I'm still fighting that nasty virus.
But now, I'm coughing more, still congested like crazy....
walking around with a box of tissue in my hands (or a roll of toilet paper),
and coughing into my elbow every few minutes.
I know.....not the most attractive.
I am on the road to recovery though.
I am feeling a bit better.

I'm still smiling...see...

My new profile picture....taken this morning.



Poppyprint said...

Well, I'd say someone is cruisin' straight to an A+! Wow, what a fantastically creative book report. Beautiful job!

Amy Friend said...

Oh yes, her teacher will be so pleased! What a great idea (and I loved that book too!).

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Linda in Calif. said...

Wow! I'm impressed with her drawings. And what a great way to make a quilt. A bit different than the way quilts were made in the books. I really like your new profile picture!

Talin's Corner said...

Wow she is very ambitiuos and creative. Kudos to your daughter.

Barb said...

What a wonderful idea, and she does draw very well and has her mother's talent.

Michele Pacey said...

that book report is gonna rock the teacher's socks, Brittany and Ariane! great work both of you!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very impressive...well done.

John'aLee said...

Oh this just thrills me! I love to see the younger generation taking an interest in our oh so important craft. The Lost Quilter was my favorite of Jennifer's books.

Quilt Rat said...

WOW!!!! Now this is going to be a most impressive book report/presentation