Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Novice Quilting

Remember Cory's last minute Christmas Quilt? Obviously I didn't, because I decided to start making another one about two seconds after Christmas. I watch a seriously sweet and crafty 9 year old 3 days a week. We took a special trip to Jo-Ann's one day, so she could pick out her fabric, and get a few supplies. 

Pastel fabric paint, a few fat quarters, and some truly appalling acts of seamstressing later, we present you with our masterpiece:

Any of you ladies who know ANYthing about sewing would be absolutely shocked that this montrosity happened. I know my grandmother is rolling. Let's just say, I now know that safety scissors and fabric do not mix well. But, my own failings as a seamstress aside, watching Bridget learn about sewing was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

Bridget picked the fabric out herself, and designed and hand painted each and every square. She sat in my lap and worked the sewing machine too!

The ice cream and tire swing scene were some of our favorite squares:

This project took a whole month of afternoons to finish (well, three days a week for a month), and we both developed patience working on it. It may not be perfect...it may be really, really, far from perfect... but we MADE it, and we're ridiculously proud of it. 

Good luck on your own sewing adventures---let me tell you, if we can do it, anyone can!

Linking our masterpiece up to The Penny Pinching Party! Click it to see other people's awesomeness.


  1. it's soooo cute lindy! well worth the patience and bootleg work.

  2. This is so awesome! I think it looks great. I don't know what your saying about it looking off. It's cool.

  3. LOVE IT! I'm so glad you were sent into her life. You two are too cute together. She is a great artist. She came and drew all over my white board at work. I would tell her what to draw and she did it! Love the colors she chose!


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