Grace and Noah started veteran lap quilt quite a while ago and we left off with quilting the top over here.
This past week Grace finished up her quilt and Noah finished a dinosaur pillowcase for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge.
There was a lot of banter and discussion about their projects, which each other and me. While I was getting Noah set up with his pillowcase, I told Grace she could decide on a layout for her doll quilt. While measurements mean nothing to her at this point she throughly enjoyed playing with her tape measure. The process, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Then she got out her fabric bin and started folding and refolding her fat quarters she bought for her birthday shopping (more cuteness here). Noah wanted to know why she had fat quarters and he didn’t. Grace told me she needed (hear that word, “need”) more fabric. 🙂 Noah then let me know that I could take them fabric shopping the next time we have them when their parents are out-of-town. I guess I’ve been told.
Noah finished up the tube seam on his pillowcase (tutorial over at Missouri Star Quilt company) and they had fun pulling it out.
While I was busy with Grace at the machine, Noah pinned the seams. I guess you could say he likes using pins. 🙂 The discussion while he was pinning was quite interesting. He’s decided he wants to be a scientist and a sewer. He plans to have his science stuff in one part of his room and sewing in the other.
He then asked me who taught me how to sew and when did I learn. I told him that I taught myself when I was about 6. He wanted to know if I taught my mom to sew since she didn’t know how. I told him no, she didn’t want to learn. His response, (with shock in his voice), “Why wouldn’t she want to learn how to sew?” Got to love it!!!!!
Here they are taking over my design wall. They wanted to see their projects hanging up. Quite serious here.
Not so serious here (and trust me this is mild, they had fun showing off):
Finally at rest:
What a pair. Love them. To pieces.
For those that wonder how young you can start, Noah just turned 7 and Grace turned 5 in December. More on my sewing journey with youngsters can be found on my Sewing with Children page.
There is more to this quilt story with Grace that I’ll share later.
Starting them young, on the journey, Jackie