Quilting with the Grands – a Summary

A quick look-back at previous blog posts tells me that I need to bring you up to date on what’s been happening in my sewing room. I have been hosting grandchildren . . . and they have worked on sewing quilts!

Krystine enrolled in a “Prest-O, Change-O” class that I taught at Sew There! quilt shop in Angier, NC. I designed the pattern which uses two packs of 5″ charm squares and some yardage. Krystine sewed the squares together, and then we cut the quilt apart diagonally. Moved the pieces. Sewed it together again. Moved the pieces. Sewed it together again. And Prest-O, Change-O, the squares are on-point. She had fun selecting an inner and outer border, discovering that batiks are a favorite fabric to work with.

Kaleb worked with a Star Wars panel that his mom purchased at a quilt show. We used Electric Quilt software to figure out border widths, designs, and colors. Notice that the stars in the four corners of the second border are actual star colors: red, blue, yellow, and white. The corner blocks in the outer border are stylized X-Wing fighter jets. Kaleb plans to enter this in a 4-H fair next spring.

   

Not to be left out, 4 year old Aidan decided to make a rocket ship quilt for his little brother. I’ll post more about his quilt in the future.

I had a grand time sewing with the grands during the past few weeks!

Have you worked on a quilt project with a child this summer?

9 thoughts on “Quilting with the Grands – a Summary

  1. Until I moved from Fort Bliss, I had four young students. (two sets of sisters) I loved working with them. They ranged from age 8-11. They enjoyed making pencil bags (with zippers even), tote bags, and wallets. They also made charity quilts using the stitch and flip method for blocks and helped me clean out lots of scraps! What I really love is seeing pictures of them sewing at home without me and seeing pictures of the cat vest or pillows they’ve made.

  2. Pingback: Aidan’s Quilt | abyquilts

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