Saturday, June 16, 2007

Inspired by Nancyquilts.......


I too went shopping. Now I intended to just pick up this month's installment of 'Buck-a-Block' at my LQS, honestly, I DID. However, I had my nine year old granddaughter with me, and this was her first visit to a quilt store. This child has so much potential!! *snicker*, she would pick up a fat quarter bundle and exclaim over the fabrics in it, or point to a quilt on the wall and tell just what she liked about it, why it was wonderful. We passed a little hand bag that she just adored. Yep.......we bought the pattern. Actually, not just the pattern. We looked around for fabrics, and it was obvious that she needed a little help. So, I gave a fast lesson on chosing fabrics. I pulled a print off the shelf and explained how if this was a fabric that she wanted to use, she now could choose the rest of the fabrics by picking colors from this print. Presto! She not only got the idea right away, she grabbed a focus fabric that she wanted. She also new exactly what fabrics she wanted to go with it! We came home and cut out the pattern. The picture shows what the bag will look like. The bag and strap will be the blue print, the purple is the middle compartment, and the green will be the lining for the purple compartment. This is as far as we got before she had to go home. Boy- that was one expensive 'Buck-a-Block'!!! LOL

10 comments:

Andrea said...

She did a really good job picking out those fabrics! You know I had never realized to pick a focus fabric then use colors from that to pick out other fabrics!

Nancy said...

I'm always happy to corrupt. LOL! BTW, your granddaughter has a good eye. Those look very nice together.

Jeanne said...

It's our duty to brainwash the next generation of quilters. Cute fabrics.

gwen said...

I think your DGD fell into the quilting pot! She has good taste and an eye for colours, probably from her GM! Have fun with sewing the bag and take care.

cher said...

way to teach your granddaughter! I think that is a great approach to begin with...and what wonderful taste she has too.

Susan said...

A terrific granddaughter story! Sounds like she is made for this hobby. Don't forget, the experience was priceless. =)

Marisa said...

This is pretty cool. I want to make a little quilted bag...isn't fabric shopping fun?

Karen said...

Good choices, just love that Regency Dandy line. Sounds like you had a nice visit to the "LQS" hehe.

Shelina said...

Your granddaughter has good taste - I really like that focus fabric. It is going to turn out to be a lovely quilt.

Laurie said...

That is EXCELLENT taste in fabrics!! Of course I am partial to brights! Your DGD has a ton of potential...have fun finishing her new bag!
Laurie