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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!

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Comment by Gayle/La. on January 24, 2011 at 10:09am
She did a great job and she had a wonderful teacher. I could not see me with the 6year old DGGD of mine.  Now the 3 year old, maybe yes.  Cheryl, she and you both have a right to be proud. It is very good.
Comment by Marnie/NH on January 24, 2011 at 9:39am
Congratulations Grandma you taught another generation to quilt!  She sounds like she will continue to sew with Grandma.  Very Pretty quilt!
Comment by Donna Sykes on January 24, 2011 at 9:30am
How right you are that your experience with your granddaughter is PRICELESS!!! She did a wonderful job and should be very proud of herself. And what an eye for color. Hope she continues as a new generation of quilting!
Comment by Pam/NY on January 24, 2011 at 9:20am
Wow...she is a natural...There are some spectacular quilts in her future, if she has such a good eye at this age. She had the best mentor...I'm sure there were a lot of giggles making it! Lucky grandma!

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