This month I decided to try something different. Our guild has members design quilts that go along with books that have a quilt somewhere in the story. These quilt/book sets are loaned to schools as part of their reading program during the year.
So I picked up The Friendship Quilt by Susan Levin and Gloria Tracy. It’s a “show me how” set with a story book and learn to quilt booklet. How fun is that!
The story is about a classmate that needs surgery and will miss a lot of school. The class decides to make her a friendship quilt to let her know how much they are thinking of her. By the end of the book even reluctant Charlie learns that boys can have fun sewing. I LOVE it!
So, I started drawing applique doodles with my EQ7 and came up with this layout.
Here my design wall progress so far….almost done…..
I added trim, buttons and lace to give them more to touch while passing the quilt around. I put an alien in the ship and turned the heart in to a box of chocolates.