Thursday, April 6, 2017

My granddaughter's first quilt........

When my youngest granddaughter was about 9 she showed a lot of interest in sewing so I bought her a sewing machine.  She did a little sewing now and then over the next 11 years but now she is really interested in it.  We cut the 10" squares for her quilt a week ago and then Monday late afternoon she came over and pieced the top.  She got that done so quickly that we went right on to the quilting.
She had purchased fleece for the back and I had never used that before for a backing.  We decided on organic vertical lines on the quilt and she used my longarm for the very first time.

She finished it about 10:30....6 hours from start to finish.  It is for her boyfriend.  I am so proud of her for doing a good job on it and for sticking with it in such a long sewing session.  It is about 58" x 90".

31 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Glad someone shows interest when we sew. I think more and more are finding you can't always afford the things you want so you have to make them. Glad she is interested. hope she continues down this path. She has a great teacher. Chris

Maria said...

WOW what a great job for your GDs first Quilt.. she's sew lucky to have you teach her and to be able to use your long arm to Quilt...
I love ❤️ using polar fleece ,especially for kids quilts...

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Its always rewarding to help someone accomplish something (especially when it is creative). I guess the Boy Friend is a 'cheesehead' too.

MontyBear said...

It is good to see young people become involved in hand crafts. She did a beautiful job and I hope the boyfriend appreciates it.

Libby in TN said...

What a treat for you to sew with your grand-daughter. I gave me GD a machine at age 9 and she showed a lot of interest at first so we made her first quilt that Christmas. She has since turned to art (placed 2nd in the Arkansas 7th grade category), but at least she has learned to sew and maybe her interest will return out of necessity some day.

Paige said...

Great job! I know you are so proud!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a packers fan I can see - how nice that she stuck with it and got it finished. I have never used fleece was it much trouble

Vicki W said...

That is awesome!

Ramona said...

One of the most satisfying things in life is teaching a person to do what we love doing. Your granddaughter's quilt is wonderful! She should be very proud.... as should you! :) And what a lucky boyfriend.

Lisa C said...

Good job! It would be better if she'd have used Dallas Cowboys fabric but it's a great looking quilt nonetheless!

Chris said...

Awesome Wanda! The new generation of quilters! Please congratulation your granddaughter, it looks great!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is thrilling to see young people quilt. Hope she gets hooked. So great she could finish the quilt by herself.

mb-RI said...

How exciting for you to see the interest in the next generation!

Needled Mom said...

Now that she has successfully finished a great quilt, I'll bet you have lots of quilty company in the future!

Roxanne said...

Great quilt and she must have those Wanda finishing genes!
Sometimes you pass on things you love without knowing, like my great grandma and her quilts. I still think about her and my grandma when I quilt.

Barbara said...

What fun for both of you! That's a great quilt.

Marie said...

She's got good quilting genes; her boyfriend will love it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a great finish!

Sylvia Anderson said...

How proud you must be of her Wanda, aside from the fact that it's Packers fabric and let's just say that it's a dirty word in this family. I will confess that I made one for a grandson by marriage though. Initially I was going to do Packers on one side and Bears on the other, but relented, since he is from Wisconsin, so I forgave him.
It looks like you will have a new sewing buddy, which you will probably welcome with open arms, especially since she seems to have inherited her gramma's love for it.

patty a. said...

She is lucky to have such a great mentor! The quilt turned out great!

JJM said...

I am proud of her also ! Your long arm machine did a great job on the fleece backing. She definitely takes after her Grandma for working so quickly on her projects. What a great quilt for her boyfriend.

JJM

p.s. I sure can see her resemblance to her handsome Dad !

Jenny said...

Your lovely grand-daughter looks so happy with her finished quilt - as she certainly should be. And her boyfriend will be happy too. How nice to spend time with her, helping her make that quilt! You must be very proud of her.

O'Quilts said...

Oh...I am proud of her too...It looks wonderful..good job grandma in encouraging her on and being a good role model.

LynneP said...

Hurrah for your granddaughter! And what a nice day for you-lucky grandma!

Laura D said...

Wonderful!! Great color contrast! What a truly special moment and the privilege of the special gram/grand-daughter bond!

Anonymous said...

Must have killed you to have a cheesehead quilt made in your Bears basement. ;o)

Melinda Hirsch said...

Wow!! How much fun is that!!

JC in TX said...

Wow! Thats a 1st quilt she will always be proud to show! Lucky grandma & granddaughter to have that special creative time together.

Charlotta said...

Good for her! And great choice for the boyfriend, he'll definitely love the quilt! There's a real quilter in the making, it helps a lot when people appreciate the quilts you make for them. Later as you get where you're so into the making yourself, you survive the ones who don't even thank you, but in the beginning, the thank you are important. LOL!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a pleasure to have your grand-daughter take up quilting with you, she did a good job with the quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic finish -- congratulations to your granddaughter (and you).