While looking at the patterns, she didn't see anything she liked & turned to me & said, "I think I want to make a quilt, but I don't know how to get started." I had a 'proud older cousin' moment. I was so excited for her!
They have a few quilt starter sets at Joann's, so I thought that might be a good start for her. Keira picked out a charm pack for her 1st quilt project.
Because her machine is back in Alabama she hand sewn the 5" squares into rows & I sewed her rows together for her one night. I had some left over batting & some blue flannel scraps that matched perfect for the backing that we used. Yesterday, I taught her how to baste it all together. She then worked most of the day on hand quilting it using one of Granma's big embroidery hoops.
Last night Keira, her mom Libby, the boys & I ran to Joann's again to pick up some binding for her & while we were there she picked up another charm pack & a jelly roll for her next quilt. I am so excited for her- I knew what that meant! She's already addicted & thinking of her next project!
I was so happy to get to help her on her first quilt while she was here! Cant wait to see her creations!
Finishing up the basting
Trimming the excess batting
Busy little bee working away
She spent most of the day hand quilting- something I haven't even done :)
It's looking great Keira! So proud of you!
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