Monday, March 29, 2010

String Quilt and Fashion

String quilt blocks are a great way to use up spare strips and offcuts from backings.
These 16 blocks are quilt as you go method. The wadding also scrap is pinned onto the back and strips stitched through all layers and squared off. These blocks are for a charity lap quilt when finished.
The off cuts from the string blocks are the lead into the real story.
Grand daughter Awen asked for the scraps and some thread.
Never let a chance go by.
At age 7 her creative spirt is not detered by any so called rules.
A good thing too

Because Awen and I were able to share a rare and wonderful experience.

My beautiful necklace made by Awen. Photo by Awen.

Grama and Grand daughter in their new wearable art.
Thanks to some off cuts from some scrap blocks.
A wonderful time to treasure.


Lizzie said...

It's precious time and wonderful memories made. I love teaching my granddaughters all about sewing - very special.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Terry how very very special...looks like you've got a little crafter there in the making♥x

ria vogelzang said...

What a great granddaughter! You had a lovely time together, it looks!!
It is so special, that time with your grandchildren. And it seems she turns out to be a very creative quilter.....!!
Those are very beautiful necklaces!!!
Have a great monday!

Kaite said...

what a beautiful story, and don't you two look delightful in your matching neckpieces. K. oxo

Kathie said...

how cute is that!
you need to save that , what a treasure the picture is too!

Sue-Anne said...

What a fabulous day you must have had together. One to treasure forever I think.

Spinning Out of Control said...

How totally cool! You gave me a good idea for one of my kid's art programs. I can't wait to have grandbabies!