10.06.2010

I'm going to make a quilt ...

I'm going to make a quilt with my daughter's Kindergarten class! I've volunteered to work with the kids to make an art project for her school's annual auction. It's seems appropriate to do something with fabric so I thought a quilt might be fun. My dear friend, Ines, gave me a beautiful large duvet cover her mother made for her in Germany. I've been holding onto it until I could find a good use for it. The fabric is a beautiful gray with a hint of aubergine in it. I plan to use half for the kids and half for my art. For the quilt, I'm imagining something along the lines of a Japanese boro like this ...

Image from Fibercopia blog.
but with the kids helping by painting their own squares with potato printing. I was thinking about navy paint, but after I saw this image, now I'm imagining something with cream paint.


Image from ebay.
I would love to do a traditional japanese flour paste resist called Tsutsugaki but not sure if we can have that many steps in the process. I start working with the kids at the end of the month and I'll be sure to post some photos of the process as we work on it.

Image from Reference Library.
It won't be ready until February but it will be fun and will hopefully raise some money for my daughter's school at the auction. Wish us luck!

6 comments:

smallsweetsteps.com said...

I love the idea and can't wait to see it!

Sophie Truong said...

I can't wait to see how it comes out. I'm just starting potato printing for textile designs! and I'm going to look into that resist technique right now!!!

Marion said...

Such a cool plan!
I'll be following you...
;)

kathrynclark said...

Thanks everyone! Sophie, I can't wait to see what you create!

Victoria said...

What an exciting project, and I love your inspiration! Really looking forward to following along!

Sophie Truong said...

Check out today's post on one of my all time favorite Alabama Chanin's blog:

http://alabamachanin.com/journal/

A quilt with the kids from her daughter's school. Very sweet!

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