Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Patchwork Project & Books

If the rest of this post makes no sense please forgive me. I am living on Dayquil and coffee at the moment and may have even fallen asleep while typing! =)

I mentioned last week that I had some project ideas to go along with our latest batch of library books and I am in love with how this one came out!

We recently read Peter's Patchwork Dream by Willemien Min and The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston. Bonus: The Quilt Story is illustrated by Tomie dePaola! Madison and I really enjoyed both of the books and all of their beautiful illustrations.

For our quilt project Madison made a construction paper quilt. I did have all intentions of making a small fabric quilt with fabric markers but I have been feeling rather blah this week so we opted for the construction paper route.

I cut up three different colors of construction paper into 3x3inch squares and Madison decorated them as she saw fit.

To give them a bit more of a quilt look I took a crayon and added stitching along the sides of the squares.

Next up was assembling the quilt. For this part Madison and I layed and glued all of the squares onto a large sheet of scrapbook size cardstock. Madison was so thrilled with how her 'blanket' turned out!


Christy said...

Nice project. Thanks for the book recommendations too; I love Tomie dePaola!

Our Little Family said...

How fun! I used to do this with my students when I was teaching, as a kind of classroom community quilt. I think Maddie would love making one with me!

By the way, Mad and I made your paver snowmen and I am SO in love with them! We did 8 of them and they're currently smiling at me from the table. ha! Thank you SO much for such a fun gift idea!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great book review and a wonderful project. I also looked at your Amazon widget and realized to my horror that I didn't read any of your books except Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Please feel free to link this post to my What My Child Is Reading linky :)

Anonymous said...

Love the quilting. Now on to the real thing. You can make a pillow cover real easy.