Friday, June 14, 2013

Orphan Quilt

 I mentioned earlier that Anna had called "dibs" on the orphan block quilt.  She has decided that she wants it to be her quilt and that it will go to sleepaway camp with her later this summer.  Therefore, she wanted to quilt it.  I had her do a quick sketch on a bit of scratch paper and then she jumped in and started quilting!  She started with a basic meander before long was trying out a loop-de loop.  So for everyone who wanted to know if using a quilting machine is hard, apparently even a child can do it.
Then started picking out a new pattern for each block. I pulled out the pajama quilter workbook and showed her a few patterns.  She traced each one with her finger and then jumped right in with no fear at all!  We did have to take a quick break for dinner.   Anna was talking about how happy she was going to be to snuggle up with her new quilt as soon as it was done.  Then Sydney got got a confused look on her face and reminded us that the quilt was supposed to be for children without parents, not for Anna.  I guess we should have been a little more specific when we called it an orphan quilt.
It is done now and I've just finished sewing on some binding from the leftover binding drawer.  From start to finish, every bit of this quilt was leftover from something else.  How fun it that?

8 comments:

Sherry said...

How very cute and what talent. I'm impressed.

Celia Gibson said...

Well done Anna ! YOu keep quilting and before long you'll be inspiring your mom too. My own daughter (13yrs) also likes using it and for these kids who are born with technology as a norm they don't fear other gadgets..

Andrea said...

Fantastic - think she will love it to death x

Amy said...

SUPER fun finish!

Sewing In CT said...

very nice! I'm hoping for sewing time this weekend, but it IS Father's Day, so we'll see...

Kate said...

What a great way to use up left overs. It's so cool that Anna did the quilting herself.

Terri said...

WOW! That's the kind of machine I want.... So wonderful to see kids interested in something so old fashioned as quilting. I think you are going to have to make another "orphan" quilt to satisfy your other daughter.
Hugs

Andee said...

LOVE IT. Tell her I am SO impressed that she is quilting...it freaks me out to do it...should have started when i was younger!