Due to some scheduling issues, I was able to have my granddaughter over most of the past week and a half. She has always had a strong eye for design (I posted some of her work in the past). I asked her to look through my fabrics to find something for a pencil pouch she needed for school. She did find that, but found other things she wanted to do something with.
I don't have photos of her pencil pouch, but she
found some fairy fabric that she wanted a small "blanket" from. She also
chose the flowers on the back "for the fairies". I quilted it with some
variegated rainbow thread she picked out.
She also found some leftover animal panel pieces someone gave me. She wanted a pillowcase, but all the pieces were too small. Never mind, she found fabrics she liked and told me to sew them together. I explained that the pieces would have to be double sewn in french seams because in a pillowcase, raw edges would fray all over the pillow. She was undaunted. So, on the design wall, we figured out what pieces would go where, with the animal strip in the middle. She tried to match colors from front to back. Having the pieces on the design wall next to each other helped. It was more work than I liked to french seam every seam in the case- I don't own a serger. She loved the pillowcase and appropriated one of my pillows so she could take it home "all done."
She did ask me if I could take out the handcrank next time she comes over to work on a project. All my urging for over a year I guess surfaced when she saw what could happen with the fabric.