Since my vision problems began in August, 2021, they have affected my artwork, but not the same way for each medium I do. For some reason, I have not found it difficult to manage fabric work (on the sewing machine). Maybe it is because I am manipulating the pieces with my hands and have time to adjust things, and I also think it could be because the pieces are larger (meaning, not tiny pen strokes), my inability to see detail does not matter so much.
And, since I have been sewing for 50+ years, some things your hands know how to do without your eyes, such as threading a sewing machine (luckily my machine has a device that puts the thread through the eye of the needle or I might be saying something different here).
Anyway, I was sifting through some fabric scraps one day in September and thinking about sewing, but what? I decided to just sew the scraps together and see what came out.
I ended up making this small (@ 19″ x 27″) quilt for my little granddaughter. In homage to my eyesight I did not try to make anything straight if it didn’t want to be.
I quilted it using the Claudia version of free motion stitching (drive the fabric all over the place and hope the needle keeps up and who cares about a pattern or whatever???) using a very thin batting.
I mailed it to my granddaughter and I figured it could be a blankie for one of her toys or else a nice set of farm fields for her farm animal play set.
Oh definitely farm fields. Totally ideal for a youngster with perhaps a creative future ahead of her.
Thank you. We gave her a tractor and set of farm animals for her birth day back in the summer and I know she plays with them a lot (last I saw them – in photos – they were lined up under the Xmas tree…)
I vote for a farm field
She has all these little farm animal and people figurines and she really likes them, so I thought this might fit in with the theme…
It is bright and beautiful, Claudia
Thank you, and I think a good size for a little person, too.
Beautiful, I love it. And it’s good it can be interpreted more than one way — good for your little one (and us big ones too) to have the imagination sparked.
Thank you. I figured this way, she could do whatever she wants with it and it’s a good size to handle different situations (I can envision a toy sized pup tent for instance, too)
It’s wonderful! I hope it becomes her Linus blanket.
Thank you. I enjoyed making it anticipating what she might do with it!
What a beautiful quilt! I love that you are gifting your granddaughter all of these special, handmade items. What treasures.
Thank you. I hope she enjoys playing with it however she decides to use it. She has a lot of farm animals figures and I thought she might like the fields idea.
I think it could serve as both! I spent some time looking at it to see if any of those scraps were familiar… 🙂
I can’t remember on this one, I know I am using your latest in what I am working on now. As for this little blanket. I have the feeling she will come up with her own ideas for it, something I would never think of! Imagination.
It was a thoughtful and creative gift (and good recycling!)