Sunday, February 11

Kindergarten Monsters.....

My friend, Marjean - from Idaho, saved some pretty special drawings her grandson drew when he was in Kindergarten.
She wanted to create a quilt with them - so she did!
Marjean is so creative! 
She took those drawings and cut chunky pieces of fabric to re-create the monsters.
Here are the original drawings:
He's older now and to see these drawings return in a quilt just for him, is priceless.
He remembers drawing them and now he gets to snuggle with them.
I had such fun quilting this quilt. 
I changed thread color a bazillion times.
I used the shape of the monsters to create the quilting designs.
Here's a better photo in the sunlight to show the quilting - see how much fun I had!
Each monster has a bunch of spikes - that's serious business!
 A "before quilting" photo....
After the quilting photo.
This little guy has an amazing amount of talent, too. 

Each monster has a completely different personality.
I love the gold spikes on this egg-head one.
Monster pencils.....maybe?
What a darling label....
Truly a gift from the heart - from grandson to grandma and back to grandson again.
Thank you for letting me add to this precious creation.


  1. Replies
    1. I need to start collecting grandkid art, too. It was so fun!

  2. That is an extraordinary idea she had, and she carried it out wonderfully! And, of course, your quilting of it just added that much more to the effect. It will be a keepsake treasure.

    1. It's such a cute quilt - I just kept staring at it and 1,000 quilting ideas came to mind. SO much fun. Thanks for your compliments.

    2. I absolutely agree!! So fun! So inspiring!

  3. What a fantastic quilt!! Such a work of love, and I love the way you quilted it!

  4. Wow...what a wonderful idea and amazing execution in every way! Truly inspiring!

    1. Thank you - it was such fun to quilt.....great idea to use kid drawings, too.

  5. What a fabulous idea - and it is so colorful too! Your Grandson is a lucky boy!

  6. Wow......that is SO impressive. wish I had done something like that. My poor grandkids.

  7. right? Now my grandkids are too old to start drawing like this....darn!

  8. What?!! Is this our marjeanie? That I know? Very cool.amazing what you added to it!

    1. Yes, this is our Marjeanie! It was so much fun and extra fun to reconnect with her. I miss her....