Friday, July 3, 2015

My Quilting Kiddos

 
Before the end of the school year,
my kids voiced that they wanted to learn
to quilt.  How could I say no?
 
I would be teaching them a skill
that they could use for
the rest of their lives.
(Even if it is to hem a pair of pants.)
 
We first had to pick the pattern,
and this little cutie fit the part.
 
http://www.quiltcompany.com/brnegateapa.html
 
It is called Garden Tea Party
by The Quilt Company. 
You can find the pattern HERE.
 
It is a great pattern with a mix
of piecing, applique, and a little embroidery.
Of course one of my children, wants to add all kinds
of extras to the pattern to give it flair. 
To their dismay, I said,
"You can try that on the next quilt."
I just want them to get down all the
basics before adding the "FLAIR".
 
So here are the results of their very
first finished quilt blocks.
 


This one is a mix of Moda's Lucy's Crab Shack
and Noteworthy.
Such a cute fun and flirty mix of fabrics.
 
 



The second is all American.
It is an older Moda line, that
I had uncovered in my stash.
I believe it is American Banner Rose.  

We used Heat n' Bond Lite, so for
the applique they will be able to
 sew it with ease.
 
I wanted them to pick fabrics that
they would love 10 years from now.
 
I am assisting them
in their color choices and cutting.
The rest has been my kiddos.
 
 

 
I just might have a quilter or two
in the family.  (Wouldn't that be fun?)

Now, I need to find the time to make
myself one of these cuties.
 
 

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9 comments:

  1. Wow I am impressed! Those blocks look fabulous!

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  2. There is nothing better than teaching our young ones to quilt!!

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  3. I love that you've taken a traditional theme, and used lucy's crab shack fabric. it's fun.

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  4. I am also super impressed that you tackled some complex looking blocks with your kiddos! Good for you.

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  5. That looks a little complicated for kids. But it will be beautiful when they get it done. I am teaching my nine year old granddughter to sew. She loves it.

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  6. The blocks are adorable! They have done a wonderful job making them. I hope we get to see more as it comes together. How fun to pass your passion along to your children. Hugs,

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  7. Fantastic! I can't wait to watch this grow!

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  8. What a fun summer project with your kiddos. Love their selection of fabrics. Hope you fit in one for yourself!

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  9. That is such a blessing to have your kids want to sew like you !

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