Thursday, February 22, 2007

No quilting but lots of simple pleasures!

My daughter is on school break for the week. I haven't had much of an opportunity to work on the Tessellating Autumn leave, which is still on my machine waiting to be quilted. Although I haven't worked much on the pp projects, my daughter has made some sewing creations.

Last Christmas/Yule Time she received the following book from Santa: Sewing Fun for Kids Patchwork, Gifts and More! by Possibilities. The book is packed with lots of fun projects to make, some requiring little sewing. It is colorful, has a friendly layout and includes detailed instructions and templates to use for the various projects. Yesterday she made the pictured place mat as a gift for her grandmother. who just loves snow people.

Last summer, my daughter took a sewing class at the Vermont Bernina dealer. The class was tailored to teach children how to quilt, from choosing fabric to layering and basic machine quilting. At the end, the Bernette 55 that she used was hers. It was quite an incentive for her to take the class and the cost was so reasonable. So now she has her own sewing machine to creative with. She does like to make crafts and clothing more than quilts. You know, that's okay!

Today I do not expect to get much quilting done. We have an appointment in Vermont at 9:30 a.m. and onward we go to visit her grandmother. My daughter is anxious to give her the gift she made.


Darlene said...

Those placemats are darling! It's so nice that your daughter has been enjoying sewing and such!

Sweet P said...

Your daughter did a great job! Good for her to pick up a hobby.

I've done my 5 weird things on my blog. Thanks for tagging me.

Rose Johnston said...

Your daughter has done a fantastic job!!!......thnx to wendy for tagging us both, we know we r not that weird lol

Wendy said...

Your daughter's mat is so cute, I'm sure Grandma will absolutely LOVE IT!
My daughter likes to make clothing as well.

Shelina said...

This is such a pretty placemat. I am sure that your mother will love it. It is always nice to inspire the next generation - even if it isn't quilting, it is a great start!

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