I found these photos while backing up my SD card and thought I might share them with you. They are from New Year’s eve night, when we babysat my 2 little cousins. They are really good kids and are both quite artistic. They are easy to mind and end up drawing and making mosaics or colouring in. Truth be told, a half an hour doesn’t even have to go by and I usually end up joining them!
Normally, they would be in bed early but as it was New Year’s, they wanted to stay up for the bells and fireworks on the TV, so we put on the movie The Princess Bride and tried to figure out what to do to kill the 3 hours until midnight. Excuse the quality of the photos, it was very late with mixed lighting from the kitchen, telly and overhead chandelier.
They decided they wanted to play on the design wall and wondered if I had any fabric we could use to make something. Luckily last year Cindy@ Fluffy Sheep Quilting & Irina @ El Petit Taller organised a charm swap. We each had to choose 2 yards of a colour (mine was yellow) cut them into 5” squares and post them to our swap mama. In return we got 112 different charms of all colours. These were perfect for them to play with.
Their first go on the wall was quite simple enough with the charms folded into quarters and made into a rectangle, then some diamonds, then some zig-zags. I didn’t help at all just kept them plied with juice and yoghurt!
Within a very short time they come up with this!
Talented kids, don’t you think? K wanted to make it into a quilt there and then but L patiently explained it takes a long time to make a quilt. He was having none of it! Said he’d help and if we started now, we could finish it in the morning!
You have to love his enthusiasm. So now I think I have to add this one to the list and turn this into a finished quilt for them for their playroom at home. Design walls are really great babysitting tools!
Linking up today to Design Wall Monday.