Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Daddy likes to ride his bike"

Well, here's our top secret project - "Daddy likes to ride his bike", a collaboration between Aaron, Hannah and Ruth de Vos! Top secret because its was a birthday present for Phil - said birthday is still more than five weeks away, but once it was finished we couldn't wait to show him, so it was given early!The children were briefed to draw anything relating to Daddy's bike ride home from work - scenery, people, and of course Daddy on his bike! Note the Lego(e) truck!I really enjoyed making this - maybe because it had a nice level of 'spontaneity' (if that's the right word) - partly planned in advance with some freedom to change and adapt as the piece progressed. My quilts don't allow for much change after the pieces are cut out which is sometimes a pity. At the same time I do like to have a good idea of where a piece is going before committing time and resources into the actual construction of it.

6 comments:

Colin said...

Way cool!

Helen said...

Wonderful! I'm sure Phil loves it as well!

Anonymous said...

I love it Ruth! Great drawings from the budding artists too! Viv

Ruth said...

Thanks for the nice feedback! We have a new collaboration in planning, which I am quite excited about! More about that soon

arlene said...

that is a splitting image of phil that aaron drew. I think you should let him draw for all your quilts.

Ruth said...

Just wait to see the design we're working on now, Arls - you feature in it! (tee hee hee :) )