Thursday, February 23, 2012

My latest creating discovery

I bought some iron on transfer paper a few months ago and never had the right project to use it for - till last week.

We are making a quilt for my mother in law as a birthday present.  Each grandchild gets a square to decorate.  I wasn't quite able to let them at it with paint and pens straight on the fabric (I know - I need to let go one day) so this transfer was the perfect answer for me not to end up completely stressed out.

After a few different paintings on paper we ended up with great pictures that really represent each of the boys.  Eli is a little too small for the project yet, so I used a recent photo for his.

Isaiah painted a tractor and then after I printed and ironed it on, he finished decorating it with buttons.  There is a whole story that goes with the picture - it is not just a tractor.  Oh no - he will tell you that it is the Massy Ferguson, with a hole in the back tyre and it needs to go the shed to get fixed and on and on and on it goes.  Believe me it just keeps going this story.  I'm not even going to try to remember what happened next!

I'll try to show you the progress of the quilt as we go along - but knowing how often I get here, it is likely to be a photo of the finished product.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea, Ainsley! I love the tractor with the buttons and the super story ;o)


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