Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crafting with the kiddos

Inspired by a blog post a while ago (wish I could remember where I saw it .... Sorry!!) I decided to make some quilts with my kids.


I pulled a whole load of scraps from the scrap box, ironed them on to some fuseable webbing and cut out lots of little shapes using my pinking shears.


Then I had the children select the patches they liked, peeled off the paper backing to turn the pieces into stickers and place them on a square of white cotton.


The only rule I gave them was that the pieces shouldn't be touching.


Then I followed Amanda Jean's procedure for her Ticker Tape Quilt and put on a binding.

Fun!!

Andi :-)

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24 comments:

Jenny said...

looks just like Angela's quilt at http://mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com/2010/02/ticker-tape-parade.html.

cute stuff. I LOVE that Darcey Collection binding print! must try this with my kids...cute!!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Your kids must be proud of these! I should get Ollie to make one too - he'd love it!

Kelly said...

Very cute!, I was going to point you over to My Three sons too. I think this is something my girls would love to do, for that matter I would too!

Kim B said...

What a great idea!

missi mu said...

What a great idea Andi- and a good way to get the little ones involved.

Danielle said...

they are so lovely Andi - and what a great idea!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

What an awesome idea! Especially for the holidays! My girls and boy one would love to give this a go....ooooh you could even do it as a birthday party theme!! Little girls would love to make there own quilt to take home!! Minus the binding of course. Yes I love it, I'm inspired!! xox

jaybird said...

nice!! i was gonna post the same link as jenny.. very similar to Angela's quilt.. that may be where you got the idea!

One Flew Over said...

They look fantastic!

Leslie said...

this looks like Angela's at My Three SOns. these look great and are a great memory maker.

CurlyPops said...

That is such a cool idea (adding it to the loooong list)!

susan said...

love it!!Great idea and a creative use for scraps!

amylouwho said...

what a great way to quilt with kids! I've been trying to figure out a project that I could do with a 4 year old. She loves stickers! This is just the project! Thank you SO much!!!

MichelleB said...

What a great idea - and what fun quilts!

sewkatiedid said...

I love that there was only one rule!

beccasauras said...

ooh, I love it! I might even let her pick the fabrics, then i'll fuse, then she arranges- for the new bedroom, of course! Not sure if I emailed back, got the house, move in 3 weeks- ARGHHHH!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Awesome idea! They look fabulous!

Gina said...

What a great idea! And they turned out great, too.

Karen M. Andersen said...

Andi I have GOT to try this with my kids...great idea!

Karen xx

ircabbit said...

This is where I first saw this type of quilt:

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=2311

I love the idea of giving your kids fabric stickers! That is totally awesome.

Leonie Guld said...

Oh..that is good...really good!! Brilliant work!

Deb said...

That is an awesome idea, I must remember that for the next school holidays.

warm said...

Simple and nice...the patches not touching each other create an effect in itself.Lovely sharing here.

misha said...

could
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/09/ticker-tape.html
be where you saw it?

I think I too am gonna need to make one. Perfect use for those odd size scraps.