|(this might be my favorite part of the whole thing)|
When I told her I didn't have a lot of any one piece of fabric, but just lots of random scraps from different projects, she was super excited and informed me that it could be like a "crazy quilt".
|view from my sewing machine|
So that's what we've been working on. Ella's quilt. With scraps from:
*the prairie dress my mom made her
*two dresses I've made her
*the curtains in the girls' room
*an apron my mom made for her
*a shirt I made for the little girls a few years ago
*other random pieces of fabric that Ella chose, just because she liked them
Ella set out all the squares and determined where she wanted everything to go. She's delighted with the whole process. (I'm happy to have a project to work on, too. There's something about Fall that always makes me itchy to start something with my hands- either a knitting or sewing project.) Right now I'm going to work on this, and in the meantime, I'm collecting fabric to start a quilt for our bed. I'm inspired by Posie's log-cabin quilt. We'll see if I can pull off something so- um, large.