Sunday, August 16, 2009

Start to Finish

My little quilter was at it again!! This time she was wanting to make a birthday gift for her favorite little cousin....i am pretty sure that since she is a baby she is not going to be checking the blog and finding out the surprise before the party!! Sister, pretend that you did not see this!
She took this project on from start to almost finish...i helped with one thing. First things first we spray basted the quilt so we did not have to deal with pins. Then she very carefully smoothed out any wrinkles.
She knew what she wanted to do so we threw it in the machine and away she went! Hello Kitty is definitely not designed to quilt, but she tried hard and made a really excellent effort. It turned out beautifully, and more importantly she told me how proud she was of herself.
When it came time for binding she raided my fabric closet and found just what she wanted. Good thing i have a stash!
She purposely folded the corner back so that everyone could see the backing fabric she had chose. These were two fat quarters that she chose herself at the fabric store. The only help she got was my hand sewing on the binding. She decided that would be too hard for her.
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9 comments:

leslie said...

gorgeous!!! love the colors and i feel so inspired! i just need to master the binding, ugh!!!

Firefly said...

How wonderful :) I think it's great that she's learned so young :)

Grammie/Mom said...

Avery, this is wonderful!! I'm proud of you too. You picked wonderful fabric. I love it and I think Olivia will too!

oak said...

GREAT job, Ave!!! Looks gorgeous! :) Very impressed!

Elizabeth said...

Avery I'm so impressed with the doll quilt! I know Olivia is going to love it! Great job! =D

Brown Family Blog said...

Avery, that is amazing! You are going to have to come down here and teach me how to quilt!

MaryMary said...

She's so very talented!!! Like mother, like daughter.

angela said...

That's a wonderful and well-done project!

...dotty... said...

Congratulations.........a (young) woman with a plan. There's no stopping you now !

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