Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
To start quilting that is! :-)
My daughter pieced her first larger quilt (a 60" square rail fence pattern) a while back and really wanted to try her hand at quilting it by herself on her machine. No small feat for anyone, but especially a 10, soon to be 11 year old! :-)
I helped her layer the top with the batting and backing and we pin basted it together. Then we set up a quilting station in her room by moving her sewing table up against her bed and then using a small folding table on the left to help with the bulk.
Once her walking foot was on her machine, she selected the serpentine stitch and elongated it a bit. After winding a bobbin, she was ready! Here's a picture of her little hands guiding the quilt through the machine.
It took her a couple of days, but she was and still is so proud! She is entering it in the fair in a couple of weeks and will enter it in our local quilt show next June. Awesome job kiddo! :-)
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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