Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{Post 1,030} Busy Day in the Sewing room

I asked my 13-year-old neighbor girl earlier in the summer if she would like to learn to sew.  She was very eager.  Her older sister is expecting her first baby in November.  We decided she would make an I Spy quilt.

We spent some time going over the various controls on the sewing machine, how to thread, etc.  She learned very quickly.  I had her sew on lines of various types on paper.  She did swimmingly, so we decided to jump right into the piecing of her quilt.  

Here is her quilt center laid out:



Here are the first 3 blocks in every row sewn together.  I taught her how to web the top so the blocks did not get mixed up or turned the wrong way.  She caught on so fast!


She was over for 2 hours and wanted to keep.  on.  going.  But I told her we'd continue tomorrow.  I didn't want her to get burned out.  She has done such a quality job.

~Joan


4 comments:

Natasha said...

So nice of you to teach your craft to others! She looks so happy!

Anonymous said...

I wonder when she'll realise HOW VERY FORTUNATE SHE IS TO HAVE ACCESS TO A TEACHER LIKE YOU!!
Hugs. Audey

Ruth said...

Your neighbor girl's I Spy quilt will be very special for her niece/nephew! It's wonderful that she has YOU to teach her. Hopefully, it will lead to a life long interest in sewing.

Michelle said...

How fun for her and how very nice of you to take time out and teach her. It's great to see the next generation getting excited about quilting! :)