This quilt had to be of my two favorite small people, my grandchildren. I loved this photo of Jude taking Jozy to school and knew that I would use it in a quilt.
The background is made in the style of English appliqué artist, Janet Bolton, a technique I used before in my Communication quilt. The background is done first using pieces collaged together mostly raw edge and stitched by hand with Perle Cotton thread. I have a large collection of fabrics in this color and made this background before I knew what I was going to do with it. I enlarged the photo, drew their outline, made some artistic changes and additions, fused the silhouette with Wonder Under onto hand dyed fabric and stitched the edges with sewing thread.
It has been fun watching the friendship develop between these siblings ages 4 and 2.