Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My plot to turn everyone around me into a quilter is working! Here's a charm quilt that my niece made for me. She didn't know what to call it at first, but the name fits perfectly. It is quite charming.
Remember the last quilt I started? With our first student, I tried to keep her constantly busy, but that wore me out, and probably wore her out as well. With our second student, I learned that it is probably best to leave the evenings free and flexible. The day before yesterday, we were watching television, and she was looking bored, so I brought out my treasure map quilt. I got the idea from the Whip Up book. I asked her if she wanted to add something to the quilt, and she said yes. She made the skull. My daughter didn't want anything to do with it. I asked IU if she wanted to make anything else, making sure she understood she didn't have to. She decided to make something even more elaborate and intricate. Isn't it fantastic?