When Grace finished her pillowcases she promptly asked if she could make a quilt. I told her I had more fabric for pillowcases but she wanted to sew a quilt. And not for her doll but for her mom and dad. I told her it would take a long time to make one for mom and dad, but she didn’t care. So I gave her a bin of strips to choose from.
She was very intentional about her choices. She also got good at determining if a strip she choose would be long enough (8 inches). Working with her made me realize how many decisions are made without even thinking when you have been doing this for a while.
With the chair in the lowest position and a step chair for the foot pedal she can sew by herself.She helps pinning by placing pins in between mine. She is very careful about pulling the pins out before getting to the needle.
After a few reminders about where the fabric should be as it goes under the needle her stitching went from this:
I can’t help but be impressed by this work from a 4 year-old. (Proud Grandma, can you tell?)
She has made many more than this, but has many more to go:
Hoping she keep that joy in stitching as she grows. Joy on the Journey, Jackie