Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another New Quilter!!!

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,


Quilt Hollow said...

I say teach them while they are young! If anything later they will know about thread and needle for mending. I say this because I taught my boys when they were young and interested. Lol.

Vivian said...

My daughters sew and mend and quilt now and then, but I'm proudest that my son is comfortable around a needle and thread and a sewing machine and can take care of his own projects, if he has to. If we let them go on their own with the thinnest of control, don't young men just love that? (with Mommy and Nana watching more closely than they realize)
Well done, young man.

Enjoy the beach and the Blue Angels show. Time with Nana will be over way too soon.

Angie said...

Lucky Nana! Sewing up wonderful memories!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Looks like one of us is having too much fun. :-) I can't believe how much they've both grown. Hope you had fun at the beach.

Stephanie said...

Well we have the Quilting Cowboy in Ricky Timms so why not the Ninja Quilter! I know you're proud and he should be too. Super terrific project.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I think it is neat that you share something you love with your grandkids. A special time for all of you!