Friday, July 20, 2007

starting them young...


It's never too early to get those grandkidlets started quilting for me--after all, they need to earn all the goodies I spoil them with! LOL just kidding--I really don't spoil them with 'things', in fact, can be a bit Scrooge like with them, preferring to spoil them with my time. As I'm on my quest to get tops done, my granddaughter's quilt was on top of the list. And since she was visiting me, I figured she should do it herself! I set up a platform in front of the machine and since she had to hold the handles, it was pretty safe for her. I stood by them the whole time, so nothing could happen to the machine. Of course, little brother wanted in on the act--so they both quilted her quilt (well, he did a few places and the bottom row-which he recognized!). It won't win awards at the quilt show, but it will always be special to her. Next is to bind it--and we will work on that next. Never too young to get them going....

13 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Wow -- very cool for them! What an awesome grandma you are.
Cheri

Leah S said...

Can you be MY grandma? ;)

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

You are a great Grandma!

Quilts made with love should have a place in quilts shows with the best of the best.

Vicki W said...

Oh what fun! I think "time" is much more luxurious than stuff any day! She will treasure that quilt forever!

Gail said...

Good for you! Absolutely spoil them with your time and attention, it is far more precious. (hope to post the project I'm working on with my dgd later today)

Susan said...

How neat that you had them working on this! Did your table come with the machine? If not, what kind is it, please? Thanks!

Helen in the UK said...

I think spoling a child with time is so much better for them! Time is something in far limited quantities than material goods these days :)

Vicky said...

How totally precious! That quilt will always be so special to her -- mostly for the "grandma" time you spent with her doing it! And I love your studio! Awesome!

Jeanne said...

These pictures give me hope that maybe I can learn, too. They are both adorable.

Rhonda said...

Great pics.......I have a couple of quilt tops that need quilting. LOL

Supermom said...

Hi!

I found your blog and love your quilting. Just wanted to let you know of a mini-quilt swap I am hosting. We'd love to have you if you are interested. The details are given at the blog link below. If it happens that you are not interested, I'd still appreciate if you could spread the word in the event some of your blog's readers might like to participate. Thanks!


Margaret
http://fourseasonsquiltswap.blogspot.com/

Nana's Quilts said...

If you have a chance check out my blog: Nanasquiltsandmore.blogspot.com. I took my 7 yo granddaughter for 3 days and we sewed and sewed. Such fun!
Marne

Rose said...

I think thats a great way to spend quality time with the grandchildren. Kids love to help and thrive on learning and they look so sweet while they r working!!!!