Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ashlyn's quilt


Ashlyn has always wanted to make a quilt. Whenever I was sewing, I would often give her pins and fabric. She would stick the pins into the fabric and be pretty happy with that. Then, earlier this year, I decided to let her make a quilt that she could actually keep. My plan was for her to just glue fabric squares to a piece of muslin. The end. But, she knew that wasn't a quilt! She picked out the fabric, cut the fabric pieces, and glued them to the muslin. That wasn't enough for her. I explained to her that only mommy could use the sewing machine, but I did let her help guide the fabric through the machine while quilting and sewing on the binding. It took about 6 months to complete, in part because she would only work on it for a short time, and because I left it without the binding for a while.

Ashlyn is so proud. She keeps referring to it as her "very first quilt!"
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6 comments:

EmileeHope said...

How adorable!!

Holly said...

Great quilt, Ashlyn! That's a keeper!

sara said...

Great quilt Ashlyn!

Incidently, Christopher is holding on of my fave books! I LOVE David Shannon!

Anonymous said...

Too cute!

Grandma Vicki

Diane said...

Nice job Ashlyn! and good job helping mom! Thanks for sharing!!!

Heidi said...

I love that! One more reason I wish I had a little girl! How sweet.

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