Thursday, March 8, 2012
The quilt in my banner was the turning point for me in my need to always be creative. With 2 small children at home, I decided to embrace what was in front of me and take it and run! We always made our gift paper and cards and my daughter drew a wonderful picture telling me, "Mama! There are birds in our garden!". Fortunately something made me trace this small rendering before it was sent off to the lucky birthday girl. Next thing I knew I had used my overhead projector to enlarge it, pulled some of my hand dyed fabrics off the shelf, heated up the wonder under and created what is still my most favourite quilted piece. I recently made up a miniature version for the artist - my daughter, Simone - to hang in her room and although I have never been anxious to make more than 1 block of any design, I know I could happily reproduce this gem many times over!