But last year, 3rd grade, I was out of ideas and out of time. I had spent the previous months working on the aquarium quilt, which was a special project for the school.
I had considered doing no quilt at all. This was not a popular decision. So I simply offered my services to do a custom quilt for the winner. And that is how I came to be flummoxed by the Christmas tree.
The winning parent asked me to recreate a Christmas scene from her childhood. She provided all the details, pictures, everything. I was really looking forward to getting started.
I started with the keepsake photo she lent me (center pic) and I took some pictures of her children.
I Photoshopped them all together, enlarged it, and was very pleased with my template.
And that's when I realized I had a problem -- I don't know how to make a Christmas tree. Any child can make a tree out of a triangle, or several triangles stacked on each other for the super-deluxe version, but that wasn't the look we were after. What to do? Possible resolution to come...