I'm getting ready for my guild's quilting retreat this weekend. I'm hoping to finish my chicken flower quilt there, so today I'm piecing a backing for it. But I have a little helper and when she whipped out my big shears and almost cut straight through the largest backing piece, I knew it was time to occupy her with something else!
My scrap bin and bags are favorite toys. Today it was collage (I've been inspired by all the art quilts I've been looking at lately!). She enjoys using scissors and as far as I can remember, she's never cut herself.
Like any true artist, she knows the most important part is making a mess! But my plastic painting sheet kept the glue off the floor at least.
And I don't mind helping to clean up the mess if it gives me a chance to get something done. Now I just have to finish machine button-holing some leaves and a teeny bit of embroidery before I can baste it and quilt it. Here's hoping for a productive weekend for you too!