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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Project Quilting 7 Through the eyes of a Child


This is the fifth piece for Project Quilting 7.  The theme this week is Through the eyes of a Child.  Children's artwork was a recommended source.  I love this theme!  I know when my kids were little I often thought about turning pieces of their art into pieces of my art.  I always said 'someday' when I have time.  Well I guess someday is here!  I'm going to look around the house for more.

I wanted to finish early this week because my husband's birthday is this weekend and we want to go do something fun to celebrate.  I did it!  Done on Thursday, definitely a record for me.  Be sure to check back sometime next week to see all the entries and vote for your favorite at Persimmon Dreams.  There are some amazingly talented people creating these quilts.

I used a charcoal sketch made by my son in I think 5th or 6th grade.  It was easy to find and one I always liked.  I framed this one a long time ago and had it hanging on the wall.

I like these two fabrics, I found them at JoAnn fabrics, I really did not have anything in these colors.  They are both designed by Tim Holtz ECLECTIC ELEMENTS.  The lighter one is called Symphony and the darker one is called Ledger.  I liked the musical connection in the background fabric.
This was very fun to make.  It was completed on my Bernina as were all the quilts I have made for Project Quilting.  I can't wait to make a few more.  It might be fun to make a whole quilt with a dozen individual pieces of art, I'd better start looking for my saved box of art work.  I knew there was a reason I kept all those treasures.  This one I kept true to size, it is about 19" x 12".
Have a creative day!


Unknown said...

Janet Please show this at Contemporary Quilter's meeting. I always look forward to your show and tell. What a great story and interpretation. Nancy B

Janie Kemp said...

Lovely! Very sentimental. Has your son seen it? What does he think about it? I love it.
Janie, from PQ

Mel said...

Your fabric rendition really honored the original artwork--nicely done!! Both are beautiful!!

Janet Hartje said...

Janie, I did ask him before I used it and he said he would be honored if I did. I showed it to him last night and he does like it.