Saturday, October 09, 2010

A quilt of her own

When Emma was four, she started begging me to let her sew.  I thought that by telling her she could start sewing when she was six, she would forget about it, but she would pester me every few weeks, especially if I was spending a good amount of time on the sewing machine.

So you may remember that for her 6th birthday, she got my old sewing machine, and a small fabric stack of charm squares.  She got right to work sewing, and with a surprisingly little amount of help from me, recently finished this quilt.


I think it turned out so cute!

Of course, as soon as she finished the top, she was ready to start a new quilt, but I wanted to break her of my bad habits help her learn to finish before she starts a new one, so I had her help me layer and baste the quilt together, and then I helped her guide it through the machine for the quilting.  I did the binding, but with Henry's arrival it took me a while to finish hand stitching it down.

As soon as Henry is a wee bit older, I told her we can start a new quilt; one that will be lap sized for her.  Hopefully we will get it done a little faster this time!

9 comments:

The Lusks said...

impressive!

Jessi said...

That is so cool! My 7 year old wants to learn to sew and I haven't taken the time to teach her. This motivates me.

Kelsey said...

She's going to have her Personal Progress projects done before she even turns 12!

Jenny said...

wow! the quilt looks great.
max asked me the other day if he could learn to sew. i wonder what he'd think about emma's quilt?

stephanie said...

oh, wow! nicely done, emma!

The Queen said...

Great job Emma, it is beautiful! You are one up on me, I haven't ever made a quilt before!

Barbara said...

wow-tha's impressive. Good job Emma. It is beautiful.
Love you
Grammy

Carla said...

I'm so impressed! She's certainly a chip off her Mother's block.

julianne rose said...

it's so exciting! i'm incredibly impressed. i love emma so much - give her hugs for me!