Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quilting with Kids - W.I.P. Wednesdays

For a while I have been trying to get my daughter into sewing. This is an on and off project. Sometimes we do lot of stuff together and then it stalls. She does love to go fabric shopping with me and spends as much as I do ;).

I wanted to get her involved in as many steps as possible. So,we printed out 4" alphabets of her name and then some circles and heart. She decide to go with smiley face using this. Check this out:


This is a super simple quilt with some applique and charm square border. The design idea except the border was my 5 year old daughters and I put it together for her. 

This is a great project for us together. Keeping things really simple and letting your guard really helps to introduce the little ones to sewing/quilting.

Now linking up with Lee's W.I.P. Wednesday @Freshly Pieced blog.

2 comments:

  1. That is a great idea and very well executed, I must say. Brings to mind the days I spent with my grand daughter doing various crafts. So important (especially if it/they aren't the things the 'Mom' has for hobbies. A great opportunity for "special time"....hugs, Doreen

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    1. Thank you, Doreen! Its so true!
      I learned from Mom/big sis when I was 5 or 6 years old making dolls clothes. So, this was special for me teaching my daughter. We had a blast :-).

      More coming soon.
      hugs,
      Malini

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