I had this brilliant idea – well, I thought it was brilliant anyway, we’ll see how it turns out and then decide if it was brilliant or not. I was rooting through the disastrous mess in my sewing room/office when I stumbled across something from my childhood. My mom had passed it on too me to use with my kids and I was quickly hatching a fabulous idea. It was a box of “fabuprint” – colored paper that you could iron on to fabric and transfer the color. I think I still have a pillow case that I had made when I was a little kid with ‘fabuprint”. I also found a bunch of fabric markers and paints, and a pile of 8 1/2 inch squares. My brain started going, the smoke was roiling out my ears – I had a marvelous idea!
With a new baby on the way I thought it would make a fun summer project to work on making a quilt for baby – not just me, but the whole family. I can do the kids hands in “fabuprint” and let them design a couple of their own squares. So then when baby is born there will be a special quilt that brother, sisters, mom and dad all made together. Since we won’t find out the sex of the baby before hand I thought I could use material with bright primary colors and such that would be fun and appealing. So, that is my fabulous idea, and today I start working with the kids on designing their squares – I hope it turns out, because in my head it looks to be a lot of fun. 🙂 (Thankfully I have a good friend who is fabulous at making quilts and can help me – a lot!) 🙂