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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Gift for Mommy

As I mentioned before, we had our grandson, Airus (age two) for the weekend. Saturday morning, I took the opportunity to put a paintbrush in his hand with some white cotton taped to the table. He picked out his colors - blue, yellow, green and silver (very adamant about the silver, which I was not encouraging). I measured out some Pebeo Setacolor fabric paints - diluted 50% with water, but used the Jacquard Lumiere silver straight from the bottle.

There was a constant monologue while he was painting. He painted a couple of suns, several motorcycles, a river, and a girl.

After a bit of debate, I decided the best thing to do with his artwork would be a set of placemats for the family table. One for each Mommy, Daddy, and Airus.

It didn't take very long for me to do some free motion quilting and stitch up a binding of some hand dyed broadcloth that sort of coordinates with the painting.
I have some quilted placemats that I made for daily family use 14 years ago when I first got back into quilting. They are fraying on the binding - which is a homespun fabric - very cheap - even so, we still use them. I wonder how long these will hold up. They are made of much better fabric than the ones I made back in 1994.

What mommy wouldn't love such a gift?


Connie Rose said...

Those are wonderful, Cynthia. I love the immediacy of the whole project. Terrific gifts!

Fran├žoise said...

Very nice!

momid5 said...

what a delight for you to offer the opportunity to the child!