Sunday, August 8, 2010

sewing with the kids

There has been lots of sewing going on here this week - a lot of it has not been me. There have been some wild afternoons where 3 kids are all trying to sew at the same time (with the same machine) :0) I love that they are all interested but it would be a lot easier to manage one at a time!
So here is my 6 year old son's first quilt! He chose from a pile of 2 1/2 inch squares. He just loves to run the sewing machine and takes great pride in his ironing. At first glance it might look like a potholder but...
It's a quilt for a Zumbuddy. (soft stuffed toy)
DD#2 has discovered that I have lots of little leftover triangles :0) I of course meant to use them for something... someday... :0) She has BIG plans and wants to make a lap sized quilt with these. (the hst's finish at 1 1/4 inches) She's a determined 9 year old - I'm curious to see how many of these she makes.
DD#1 continues to work on her Irish chain quilt - she does not especially enjoy sewing but wants to have her little quilt finished.

And although the summer continues to be busy I find a few minutes everyday to sew. I've got 2 more Crowfoot blocks made and a growing pile of Courthouse steps blocks.
I'm making good progress quilting on my 4 block applique quilt. I'm still outlining the applique - I love to see the block pattern emerging on the back.
Happy Quilting!!

15 comments:

Mary Lou Casada said...

I'm loving the hand quilting and the crow foot blocks! I have a sampler that I'm hand quilting...the steady drip wears the rock I guesss! In the meantime, I can't just work on one. Lays quilting, I guess, like the potato chips! I did a blog entry on a daughter who REFUSES to be a "legacy quilter" :-D (http://www.cheaperthantherapyquilting.blogspot.com/) Keep those kids sewing!

Crispy said...

I love that your youngin's are interested in sewing. I wish I had someone to pass the love of quilting on to :0)

Crispy

Quilt Hollow said...

How fun to see youngsters wanting to stitch. If we could only get some older youth interested right? I think they like texting better. Hee!!

C. C. said...

Hi Janet!

Your kids did an outstanding job on all their quilts! Wow! I try to be patient, but it it very hard! My kids sort of sew, but I just can't quite sit down with them for a long time to help them because I get frustrated! Good job!

C. C.

Vicki said...

WOW - I love the Crowfoot blocks. So scrappy - will make a beautiful quilt!

Barb said...

Wow your kids are so talented! How great are there projects.
Your quilting looks really lovely, I love to look at the back too.
The stars are great blocks, I love the colors - what a busy fun post

Janet said...

Your son did a fabulous job of his quilt and it's perfect for Zumbuddy. I do love the HST your DD is doing as well, how wonderful.
Your stuff is pretty good too, lol. I love the hand quilting shot and the blocks are really lovely.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you children are doing a great job for beginners. I love the little quilt your son made. So sweet. The girls are taking on some challenging pieces.

Marilyn Robertson said...

It's been fun catching up on your blog! Sewing with your kids - how fun is that! Love it! Your applique quilt is stunning. I agree, is is always fun to look at the quilting lines on the back of the quilt. :)

Lori said...

So busy but having fun it loks like. Zumbuddy in his quilted sleeping bag is adorable!!!
I'm still in love with yoru scrappy crowfoot!!! It sparkles!

MARCIE said...

Your kids are doing an amazing job! I am in love with those little HSTs that your daughter is making!

Jeanne said...

I enjoyed perusing your blog. So many wonderful quilts! It's wonderful that your daughters enjoy sewing, also. I really like the pink and brown basket quilt you made. Is that a commercial pattern?

Evelyn in Canada said...

When I told my husband what your kids were doing, he said "What's wrong with your daughters?" Humph. *Our* daughters! Well, I don't quilt, but my middle daughter is currently making her first pair of pyjamas. All is not lost yet. :-)

Valentina said...

How amazing, Janet!
I love all the quilts... I truly understand your 9 year old... what a lovely quilt it will be, but zoombuddy's smile says it all... your projects are amazing I love the colours of your crowfoot. And the quilting!!! AH!!!
Doing really great...
let's see if my boys catch the quilting 'zoombuddy'!
:)
so nice to be catching up with you, Janet!

maria said...

I love the little quilt for the soft toy.

What a cool idea.
Maria