One of my goals this year is to collaborate with my daughter, who is 10, on some projects. She is an artist through and through and I love seeing things through her eyes. It's especially fun for me to see her color choices when it comes to fabric, as that is my medium of choice. This past weekend, we started working on a string quilt together. I have to admit, I had a bit of an ulterior motive. My string bucket (which is constantly overflowing) is not very inspiring to me. It's by far my hardest category of scraps to keep up with. She was more than willing to play with my strings... I didn't have to twist her arm at all! Hurray!
For the past few weeks, she has been playing, sorting and arranging my 2 1/2" squares. (She set up a play store and everything!) Over the weekend, she designed a new placemat for herself. Again, she arranged the fabric and I sewed it up. She sure loves her blues and grays! Now I need to wait for her to pick out the backing and binding, as I'm sure that she will have strong opinions about both. :)
I'm thrilled with both of our projects so far. It sure is nice to have her help to use up some of my mountains of scraps. (haha!) Her fresh perspective is a welcome change of pace. Honestly, it isn't always easy to take the time to sew with her, but I'm always glad when I do.
Happy Monday to you!