It's been quiet around here because I've head my head down quilting. I'm trying to finish up a few quilts for Jacob's Heart as part of a charity quilt drive with the South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. I planned on making two, but when my daughter also wanted to make a quilt, we added a third. There is one more week to finish and I have one more to quilt and all three to bind. I think I can, I think I can.
It has been so much fun working with my daughter. She has her own sensibilities and even at five, she seems to understand the process of making a quilt. Whenever I work with my kids, I let them do as much as they can, try what they like, and only help when asked. She has been a huge part of making this quilt. Since last Saturday, she has:
- created a mood board
- drafted a design
- picked out the fabric
- assisted in the sorting and ironing
- started the layout
- supervised the piecing
- taped the backing down for basting
- spread out pins for basting
- brought cookies to the quilter (me)
|Quilt Design - Squares and Rectangles|
Phew. A good week's work for a five year old (and her Mama).