Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A quilter is born?

So I have been quilting for about seven years, in that time I have made a few quilts for my friend Jamie and her growing family. I always showed off what I was working on at the time and Jamie, being a sweet person and a good friend would say how great they were, what pretty colors, lots of time involved.... thank you, thank you, thank you, etc.

But I never tried to get her interested, basically because she showed appreciation for the final product but wasn't all that interested in how it was constructed. So i was shocked and excited when she told me she was going to ask for a sewing machine for Christmas because she wanted to learn to quilt.

She and the kids came over last night and I helped her get her machine set up and gave her some pre-cut squares to start playing with. I got her going and then started raiding my notions and tools to see what I could give her to help her along. (I think she's pretty much set for a little while at least, I didn't realize how many extras I had!) After a four patch, she was excited, then a 4x4 block of squares, then a 16x16 block of squares...she sewed and sewed...perhaps a quilter was born last night! :-) We shall see!
Jamie sewing while her daughter Juli matched up pairs of blocks declaring as she went, "Oooh, this is a cute one!" " Now those are cute together!" and "I love the pink ones!" She was just adorable and DH and I were cracking up listening to her!
Unfurling after the final seam....


Examining her work and points...



Showing off! Way to go Jamie!

I sent her home with enough 4" squares to make a nice sized lap quilt. We'll border it and she can quilt it on the frame when she is done with the piecing.

3 comments:

scoobagirl said...

what a good friend! Imagine the fun you'll be having together now.

Renee said...

You must be a great teacher because her first attempt is fabulous! WTG girls!

Melody said...

It must feel good to pass on your talent. Good work.

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I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.