I'm so proud of her I could just bust! My 6 yr old granddaughter finished her first quilt! She picked out all the fabrics for this herself! (wouldn't let me get a suggestion in edgewise!) Then she went through all my quilt books and found a couple of patterns she liked. BUT she decided to combine them, piece of this, part of that, vio`la! I drew it up for her on graph paper while she stood at my shoulder making sure I drew everything in the right places, then she colored it in to make sure I couldn't change the colors around on her! I rotary cut the pieces, and she sat on my lap and learned how to use the sewing machine. (With Grandma working the pedal so neither one of us got our fingers sewed!) She laid the blocks all out on the floor and changed them around until she got them exactly the way she wanted them and we sewed them together. Last weekend she came and spent the weekend with me and we laid it out on the floor to sandwich and tie it and I finished the binding on it this week. She was so excited to come and sleep under it the first time on Saturday night, and she took it home with her on Sunday.
Cost of fabric, batting and supplies: $$$ OUCH!
Cost of food for little girl with a bottomless pit stomach all those weekends we spent :$$$Bigger OUCH!
Time spent with my girls making sweet memories: Beyond PRICELESS!