A friend learned of the Sharpie and alcohol technique and told her son. He ran with the idea and had a class of preschoolers draw their masterpieces. After spraying them with alcohol to bleed the colors, my friend joined them together with sashing. Then I had the privilege of quilting these masterpieces.
To make sure I didn't turn a dinosaur into a flower, I stuck with abstract free motion quilting. Most of the time, I just followed the colored shapes. Since this class learned basic shapes, I used the sashing to show off circles, triangles, rectangles and squares. It was a fun design to do.
My friend made a beautiful backing too. Her son plans to present the quilt to the teacher during the end-of-the-year party. I think the children will be thrilled to see their artwork in this quilt.
Enjoy your day! These happy colors and fun designs made mine even better.