Every year I steal my niece for a week. Add to this my oldest daughter begging me to teach her and her friends how to quilt. Well, being LARGELY pregnant, I figured two 8 year olds and a 5 year old made for a good experimental group. And it’s WORKING!! I had a hiccup with the rotary cutter–Kitchen table height didn’t help, but none could get the leverage to cut the fabric. Even the sewing had a few bumps, but they learned quickly!! What did they learn??? Well, They learned to SLOW DOWN, and which line was the 1/4 inch line.
And my niece learned the hard way WHY we don’t go smaller than 1/4 inch. She was horrified when her fabrics just tore apart. And yes, both older girls also learned how to rip a seam!! LOL I HATE FROGGING, and was NOT going to do theirs!
My 5 year old is getting a lot more help, but mostly because she can’t reach the foot pedal and the guide the fabric while sitting! Poor kid–I need to get smaller work table for her, I guess. BUT SHE LOVES IT TOO!! She is “driving” the machine while I guide the fabric. I think today, I’ll do it the other way.
The pattern is a simple 4 patch. 2 of them are bordered 4 patchs, and the third is a sashed 4 patch. It’s amazing how they all picked their fabrics, and such similar patterns are coming out SOO different!! Today’s job is to assemble the completed blocks and sandwich. I may have to get some more batting. Not sure yet. We’ll see. But first, HAIR CUTS!! Especially the BOY. He looks like a sheep dog!