It started with learning the quarter inch seam and practicing on some scraps. He found the black strip and wanted to be a Ninja :).
Then he dumped out a bunch of fabric from my scrap basket. So many choices!! Notice the design wall he's standing next to. There is such fun in designing!
He finally decided on some fish fabric and we started to make the piece - just letting it grow as he sewed pieces. We called it an aquarium. My granddaughter didn't really want him sewing on "her" machine, so I pulled out my Elna Carina. Almost 30 years old and still purring along. It was perfect for him.
Notice the intense concentration!!! Operating the foot pedal for the first time took some practice.
He really tried to hold the fabric straight and keep things lined up.
Here's his finished piece. He decided not to baste and quilt it at this point. So I just used the pinking shears around the edges.
We did have another project picked out, but that will be for another time. I am so proud of both kids - it has been a special time. Today is their last day in Pensacola and we are headed out to the beach to see the Blue Angels perform - a Pensacola tradition!! :)
Have a great day,