Rachel came home from school one day last term and told me that her year group had been entered into a pre-GCSE course called Project Qualification. The basic premise is that you can pick any topic you like and present work on the subject, like an essay, a piece of research or some artwork. Being the smart kid that she is and knowing that there is no way I would refuse to help her, she chose quilting, with a particular emphasis on the work of Denyse Schmidt. Oh, how my heart overflowed with pride at her choice and her incredible manipulation skills. That's my girl.
Anyway, after a fair amount of faffing about she finally sat down over the Christmas holidays and came up with a design. Given that she was 6000 miles away at the time there was a limit to the amount of input I could give, so I told her to start with a square of graph paper and go from there. When she came home she rummaged through my DS stash and picked one of the Flea Market Fancy prints as inspiration for the colour scheme, then we nipped down to Annie's and matched a whole load of Konas.