Thursday, 27 June 2013

Summer Vacation!

Yesterday was the first day of summer vacation for my 7 year old.  This means that my sewing time will either be greatly reduced or will happen mostly at night.  At least that was what I thought!  For a few years now, she has been asking me to teach her how to sew.  And when I bought my Pfaff, I kept the old Singer thinking it would be a good machine to learn on.


Yesterday we got her set up.  She's close enough for me to help her and still sew on my own machine.  I started her out practicing basic straight lines and then lining up her stitches at 1/4".  It didn't take her long to get bored and she declared she wanted to make a blanket for her baby cousin.  I can't say I blame her since she just spent 20 minutes watching me FMQing :)


I pulled out my bin of scraps precut to 3 1/2" squares and she started choosing.  And sewing.  And pressing and pinning.  Before long she had her first collection of four squares.


For the most part they look really good for a first attempt.  Only one is extremely wonky :)  And she's standing behind me eagerly waiting to go down and work some more!

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday!

9 comments:

  1. Yeay for teaching kids how to sew young!! I think it is great.

    love her blocks to include the wonky one---she did a superb job mama!

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  2. That is so fantastic! It's great to share the joy of creating with kids. Thank you so much for linking up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. Ahh! So so cute. My 3-year-old little boy asks to make a quilt all the time... He says he'll do it "when he's old enough to touch a sharp needle."

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  4. Oh so cute! She did a terrific job :)

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  5. Her points are matching up better than some of mine do. Way to go!

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  6. Oh how fun! It's looking great. Going to be an awesome quilt i'm sure.

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  7. You have got to be kidding...your 7 yr old made those 4 patches? She did a more then excellent job!! She is ready for learning. So glad you didn't ignore her request to learn!

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  8. A fab new quilter! Clearly it is in the genes as I couldn't have done that at 7!

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