Monday, 18 March 2013

Quilting Day

What did you do on National Quilting Day?  
I was lucky enough to spend an hour on Saturday teaching someone to quilt.  I was so excited when my baby girl of 5 asked me if she could sew with me!  I asked what she would like to make.  She said a big quilt with a flower on it.  After a bit of discussion and negotiation, she decided on a throw pillow for her bed with a big flower on it.

So I found a great flower pattern and gave her some steam a seam and a pencil and let her trace her patterns.  Then she picked her fabrics.  I helped her fuse on the steam a seam and let her cut out her shapes by herself.  Then we fused them together.  I think she preferred picking her thread to picking the fabric!  Then we got to the appliqué.  She has been waiting to use my sewing machine for a long time and was so excited to finally be here!  I was so impressed with her skills and her patience.
I took these photos with my phone so forgive any blurriness... it's new to me!
 She did a buttonhole stitch around the circle and a zigzag around the petals.
We ran out of time on Saturday...
 so we finished it Sunday morning while her big sister was at gymnastics with Dad.

 I have a very proud little girl!!
She was so happy with it, she brought it to school to show everyone, and she has already chosen a pattern to make another!


  1. That is so awesome Ginette! Your little girl did a fantastic job with her pillow. :-)

  2. You must be so proud of your little girl. It is great seeing her interesting in taking up sewing. I know I learned from my grandmother who was a wonderful seamstress.

  3. How wonderful to be passing on your love of quilting and a life-long craft to the next generation! She did a great job!

  4. Looks like you will need to change your name to Two Quilting Princesses!


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