Thursday, October 16, 2008

More memories for Jake

When Jake turned 3, I made him a quilt full of family photos (just like I'm doing for Ella's 3rd birthday).

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.

Andi :-)


Fran said...

Fantastic! I will have to see if we can buy that in the UK. Thanks for the information. Those are lovely quilts.

Andi said...

Thanks Fran!
Happy shopping and happy quilting!
Andi :-)

Kellie said...

OMG I feel tired after all of that!!! Wow do you do anything else other than sew???? Well done! I love the kinder quilt!!!! It is totally fantastic!!!!! I may just have to steal that idea ... thanks for the inspiration!

Louise said...

Hi Andi, I have been wondering what to use to get pictures on my quilts - thanks! I remember those cushions too - they look great. You are one busy quilter - I so wish I could be as productive.

Claire said...

The kinder quilt is absolutely stunning. I can imagine how much the kids would have loved that! Such a great idea and so beautifully executed. xx

Camille said...

LOVE the classroom quilt! Those little people turned out fantastic. I have got to make something like this for my boys- they would absolutely love it.

Thanks for saying hello! I've had fun reading through your blog- you are so creative!

Mary-Jeanine + Stefan said...

you don't know me, but I found your blog thru the Quilt Blog Show. Anyway, your comment about your son and trains reminded me of a funny story: a grandmother friend of mine had a 5yo grandson who also loved trains, and anything related to trains. She made quilts, decorated his room, bought him books, pictures etc. One day, about a year or two later, the little boy asks his mom "Why is grandma so interested in trains all the time?" lol

your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.