Saturday, June 27, 2015

full circle...

My 16 year old niece Alyssa flew up here for a few days from NC... to QUILT!

She brought this cute top she had made...

We picked out fabric for borders, backing, and binding...


 Alyssa got straight to it.  What a quick learner with great focus...


 Most of what I know about quilting I learned from Grandma Mary Lou... Alyssa's great-grandmother...  now I come full circle... a sweet feeling...


We pin basted it to death... resulting in NO puckers...




 ta-da!

And then... she immediately started in on quilt #2 - a log cabin.   This kid just might be hooked!


Spending time with a dear sweet niece... while passing on a love of quilting to a new generation... well... that is my happy place!




12 comments:

  1. What a pleasure to quilt with young rellies and share a passion!

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  2. What fun to share your passion (and fabric).

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    1. Yes, and to my surprise she prefers traditional and reproduction fabrics over brights - so my stash works for her;).

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  3. Great memories being made! Well done Alyssa, a wonderful first quilt.

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    1. Thanks Jenny - she did a great job - I was so proud of her!

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  4. Oh what fun! It is always great to quilt with young people. She will always remember this special time.

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    1. It was so memorable for me too. With texting and FaceTime it will be possible to help her with the next project - but there's no substitute for being together in the same sewing space!

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  5. Making memories and passing on a great tradition. What could be better.:)

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  6. Oh what fun! I am slightly jealous of you in this moment... I wish my daughter would sew with me. Your niece has the most beautiful smile and I bet it has something to do with spending this precious time with you. Her quilt turned out beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sujata and I wish I had snapped a photo of her practicing your free form techniques as a warm to learn my machine!

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  7. Lovely post. I like your niece's smile when holding her finished first quilt. Joy!

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