I was so excited about the snippets technique that I introduced my DGDs to it. Once again I am reminded of how differently they approach projects. First is the project of the oldest. She likes to work fast but she has a very definite sense of order and design. She was intent on making something similar to mine. She didn't have the manual dexterity to cut the shapes she wanted so I helped out some and she place them where she wanted them.
|Fabrics selected and placed by DGD|
|As a good artist (and quilter), she signed her work.|
Then there is DGD #2. She is 5 and her approach to art tends to be one of abandon and fun. No precise pictures for her. She just cut and pasted fused pieces of fabric and then spent a great deal of time embellishing with marker.
|She also signed her work.|
I have both pieces at my house. They have given me permission to add thread art embellishments and then quilt them to make small wall-hangings for their room. They are quite thrilled and proud of themselves. It is so much fun to sew and create with the DGDs.
Back to my own project, I finally auditioned and came up with a border idea. I have made some red piping that I'm going to add to the black border. I still want to add thread embellishment before quilting. I might donate this to my DGDs school for their auction.
|Tried green, blue, yellow, orange but red won out for the accent.|
|This is just a thin scrap because the piping wasn't made yet.|