Usually I just smile and nod then put the bits of fabric back in the canister. But around the time he was getting wise, I read about a technique from Pat Sloan's 'My Favorite Techniques' and decided that this will be my sew-between. (the leaders and enders that I stitch at the begining and end of all my chain stitching). I loved the look of it and Rachel has set up a special blog just for those of us that are doing this Calendar Quilt.
So I take each of the pieces, picked out by my little guy, and sew them together until they make a long enough strip. Each strip becomes a day, and then I make a brick for every week. I don't know how it will turn out, because this project is being directed by a five year old boy. However, here is the brick we came up with after our first week on this project!
Now I do realize that this is the first project I've added to my list for the new year, but I feel ok about it because I've already finished one project! And actually, he picked out the 'Woodsy Center' from my UFO list and wanted that to be the back of his quilt... so there you go, it all works out well!
So, what do you think? Want to quilt a long with us?