As if I didn't have enough projects to keep me busy
I realised that our youngest grandson will reach the
tender age of 5yrs at the end of April.
I made his older brother his 'grown-up' quilt for his 5th, so it was choosing fabric time.
Sam has very definite ideas on what he likes and doesn't like.
Pulling out my basket with colourful children's fabrics he picked the one
I was secretly saving for myself!
His brother had picked a piece of fabric with lots of
colourful safari animals for his
quilt, Sam said he would really like one just like Jacob's but
faced with the reality that I wasn't going to try and copy the other one
he accepted graciously!!
The particular plain colours he would like were red and black!!!
I bit of cajoling needed here I thought.
I found some Tula Pink ladybird fabric and persuaded him to
go with this and a selection of solids. Jacob helpfully
said that frogs would eat ladybirds, Sam was sold on the idea.
I thought we'd avoided black but no - so thinking quickly I pulled out a length of
black fabric with multi coloured dragonflies, told him they hover around ponds,
frogs live there and they eat dragonflies. Yes, he thought that was good.
I now have to put these together, I'll add strips of the frog
fabric and going with the idea of Chinese Coin strips
between the four feature panels. Keeping it simple.
I found an older piece of limey green fabric with brightly coloured
spiders so a few strips of that would work.
Last week a new book arrived in the mail box, I'd ordered this
two weeks ago after seeing it, I think, on Instagram.
Wonderful, wonderful book which is split into six sections, stay with me and I'll
just list them.
Impact of Quilts and Quiltmaking on Health and
Health Care Outcomes.
The Art of Health Related Quiltmaking.
Individual Experiences of Health and Wellbeing through
Public and Collective Quiltmaking for Health and Wellbeing.
Quilts in Healing Environments and Clinical Care.
I bought my copy, it's an expensive buy, but your library
may be able to locate one. I reckon this is worth every cent!!
Back to Sam's quilt and more reading later this evening.