Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dancing in the Rain Quilt

In July we went to visit friends in Marquette Michigan and stayed at the beautiful home.  Each time we sat down to eat I saw the most charming drawing from Linda's granddaughter Naomi.  It made me smile because it was just so happy.  The original drawing had been inspired by two race car stickers that made her think of shoes - and the drawing grew from there.  I asked if I could take it home and make a quilt of the drawing and was lucky enough to get that opportunity.
Well.  It was more challenging than I thought it would be.  One of the biggest challenges was finding the correct fabric to match (or at least come close to) the skirt.  But I love challenges and I really enjoyed making this quilt.  The original drawing was 8 1/2" x 11", the quilt is 12" x 16". I included the close up so you could see the lovely little zipper and the raindrops.
A friend asked if I want to do more quilts from children's art and I do - but only if the drawing really interests me - so we will see......  Barbara

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