In June of 2006 when my DGD was eight we watched and episode of Simply Quilts. The guest that day was Cindy Needham. She was demonstrating making a crazy patch quilt with antique handkerchiefs. After the show Toria asked "Do you have to use handkerchiefs or can you use fabric?" I told her you could use fabric. Her next question "Can I make one?"
We got out my scrap bag, and a scrap of background fabric. I put fusing on the background. Toria picked out the fabrics she liked and laid them out on the background. When she was done arranging them I asked her which piece of fabric didn't belong. She studied her creation a little bit and pointed to the gray that stood out lie a sore thumb. It got exchanged for another fabric then we fused everything down.
Toria sewed on the borders and choose a backing. I layered, quilted and bound it for her. It has hung on the wall of my sewing studio ever since. The other day I sent her a text asking if she'd like to have it for her first apartment she's moving into in January. Toria texted back a resounding "Yes!!!!!!!"
Here's her finished wall hanging: