Vashti Project, Day 5

>> Friday, June 22, 2007

The Vashti Project continues. We had a busy day yesterday - meeting with our builder, taking Jo for a playdate at the lake with all of her friends from school, and (oh yeah) work - so our materials were non-messy, no-drying-time markers and crayons. I've been in to drawing patterns lately and Jo has been doing some too, so we decided to do patterned dots. Here they are. . .

This time we tried tracing around a plastic lid for the dot. Jo was a little frustrated that the lines for her stripes weren't perfectly straight so I showed her how to use a straight edge. I especially love how Jo's repeat alternated shades of blue/green with shades of red/purple. She tested out the combination on a piece of scrap paper before committing to it.

I went for all cool colors, through there's a bit of a yellow cast to the green crayon. I'm in love lately with this wavy checkerboard pattern.

I also got the machine sewing done on the sleeve and binding for my new quilt. We're going to DC this weekend (Alan is hitting the ALA conference and Jo and I will be hitting the Smithsonian museums) and I hope to get a lot of the hand-finishing done in our hotel at night after Jo crashes.
Thanks so much for the nice comments on the quilt binding tutorial. I took pictures of the steps to make a hanging sleeve so there will be a new tutorial soon.

2 comments:

"e" June 22, 2007 at 4:50 PM  

Hi Guys - Your dots are great! I just found a great blog specializing in kid/adult created art where you might want to post: http://www.bigandlittleart.com/
:)
e

Stacy July 10, 2007 at 11:36 PM  

Love the dot project & the book. I see you're all signing your work. :)

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