Monday, July 19, 2010

School Holiday Sewing.

Last day of the school holidays today. Grace actually started this a few weeks ago. She cut out the shapes from my scrap box and pinned it into place. I sat down behind her and helped her guide the fabric. She has been begging me to finish it for awhile, but I have been bit of a mean Mummy and kept saying "after I have finished this..." but today I said "Okay, lets finish it."

I let her pick any fabric she wanted for the binding and drew a sharp intake of breath when she pulled out the Kaffe fabric! "Excellent choice Gracie!" Here is the finished quilt, a blanket for her teddy.

19 comments:

Andi said...

Nice work Grace.
You have lovely taste in fabric!!

Kate quilts... said...

It looks lovely, and the binding frames it really well.

Well done, Grace.

Cass said...

Nice work Grace. Our kids will have sewing blogs before too long Helen, look out.

The Humming Cat said...

Great job Grace! Will have to get you a sewing machine of your own!! And a fabric stash!!

Trisha said...

What a great little quilt!

You are such a good mum! I would have said, "Umm, not that one honey. Let's choose another".

piecemealquilts said...

What a pretty little mini quilt! Grace, you have an excellent eye for fabric - the binding sets off the rest of the quilt perfectly.

Shari said...

Oh to quilt with the fearless confidence of a child! Well done Grace! Teddy will love it.

Alice R. said...

That Grace has a very good eye, doesn't she? Budding artist there! Thanks for sharing, it was fun.

Sarah Craig said...

Way to go, Grace!! You've got your mom's taste in fabric!!

Duff said...

Gracie, you pick the best colors! Your teddy is going to be happy, warm, and so comfy!

Duff said...

OH, and I like the swirly door the beat--it's so magical--it looks like you might be able to time travel through it!

Diane said...

Oh my gosh, Grace, this is the cutest quilt ever! Great job, especially with the machine quilting.

Vickie said...

Lovely quilt, Grace...you have good taste in fabric (and a really nice mom!!)

carol said...

Holy cow....her quilt is just as good as some of mine! I think you have a future artist there, mom!

Jan said...

Great work Gracie and mum. Don't you just love that our kids have such fantastic good taste in fabric. When I told my daughter to help herself to my fabrics for her applique work she chose my most cherised, special fabrics out of all the fabrics I have. I tried to show her others but she would not be swayed (is that a word?) lol

Natalie said...

She has done a fantastic job! What an adorable little quilt, well done Grace!

Poppyprint said...

Grace - that is a wonderful quilty house you've made! Well done (and you have excellent taste in fabric, miss).

AJ said...

OMG!! Grace you are such a beautiful girl!! Your quilting talents will soon match your mummy's!! I can see those teeth are starting to grow! See you at Christmas time!

patchworkpalace said...

Well done Gracie - excellent work!!