I discovered the most fabulous product called Miracle Fabric Sheets which allow you to print directly onto white cotton fabric using your own colour inkjet printer. Heaven!! I'm sure there are many other products that do a similar thing but I stumbled upon this one and really love it.
Since then, I have used them rather a lot. For example:
A fun quilt for my son's kindergarten room with faces of all the kids in his class
An attempt to go a bit 'Andy Warhol'
More recently, I have begun working on a quilt for Jake's 5th birthday. He is a total train nutter. Still obsessed with anything remotely train-related and, of course, all things Thomas the Tank Engine.
Now that Jake's fine motor skills are developing, he has begun to write his name (with a very sweet backwards 'J') and drawing .... trains of course.
So, I have incorporated some of these images into the quilt by scanning them into the computer and printing on to my Miracle Fabric Sheets. (Apologies for the very over-exposed photos).
Not finished yet, but his birthday is in January. Plenty of time to go.
My main worry is that he loves the fabric I chose for the backing even more than the front.
Oh well. What would a 5 year old boy know?
Until next time ..... happy quilting.