This caught her eye:
Along with these:
Then the wheels started turning. She wanted to use the triangles for kites on her drawing. So I suggested she hunt for what she wanted out of my scrap jars and I would help her sew something up.
Step two: You can see she has the eye for shapes. She noticed the one piece was shaped like a diamond and she wanted a marker to draw the line across it.
She glued her pieces to the background so it would be easier to sew without navigating pins. I also ironed stabilizer on the back for her.
We all know that any good quilter has not truly made the cut until they’ve encountered their first bird’s nest. She is quite proud.
At the machine:
Proudly showing off her work:
Here is a close-up. She learned about “new design elements” that sometimes happen in our work. The stitching across the top was supposed to go all the way across but the “machine started going to fast” and it “went crooked.” I told her she could start again and cross over and no one would know that it wasn’t what she intended.
At 7 she did an amazing job and I’m quite impressed with her design and the complete freedom she showed in the making of it.
Savannah, you should be pleased, I know I am. I hope you come again, I’ll have the scraps out for you.
Playing with the young, on the journey, Jackie