Saturday, January 10, 2009

The first project of the year...


...was not completed by me. And really, my oldest didn't need nearly as much help as I thought she would. We covered the very basic fundamentals of piecing, layering and quilting. I thought I was being super clever by convincing her to put minky on the back so that we didn't have to put any batting in the middle (I thought two layers would be much easier for her to handle for a first quilt) but I forgot that minky is really quite slippery and a little tricky to maneuver. So, I did the sewing around the edge of the quilt before flipping it inside out, but she did all the layout, piecing and quilting. She did learn a fair bit about unstitching and our friend the seam ripper while doing the piecing, and in true meticulous first-child fashion she often ripped and resewed pieces that I thought were fine. We are both very proud of her first creation with her new sewing machine. Now I just have to teach her to be sure to label everything she makes (unlike her often slack mama).

2 comments:

MelissaS said...

Yay Courtney!

quiltu said...

My Grammy's heart is so proud, really, really proud!!!!!
Grammy