Emmie’s Quilt

Remember when Emmie got a sewing machine for Christmas? She finally finished the quilt she was working on!!!

 She cut out all the pieces by herself (using my go baby cutter) and then she sewed the whole top by herself, and did about 50% of the quilting herself! (she was really nervous about ruining all her work, and quite daunted by the quantity of the work in the quilting, so I did every other square for her; I quilted every square that had a plaid block and she did the rest, it alleviated her anxiety that she wasn’t doing it right, because I kept taking turns with her at the machine, and it was done in a day, vs. the forever it would have taken her.)

It’s not perfectly sewn (there are a few tucks sewn into the back, a little wonkyness in the front, and I even found a few places where she hadn’t managed to catch both pieces of fabric in the seam allowance) But we just sewed any holes shut, and you can’t even see much of the wonky now it has been washed and fluffed, and to me it is PERFECT. She gave this quilt to my sister Sarah when she arrived today for a 2 week visit (thus the final push to get it finished, she wanted to have it ready in time for Sarah.) I am sooooo proud of Emmie though, she worked for hours to get the border pieced, and even unpicked some squares that weren’t sewn in the right order during the process. I am ready to see her next big project!!! (she has only been sewing little things until this was finished, since I didn’t want her having a MILLION things going at once……. not that she’s seen anyone who works like that at all. nope. not me.

  12 comments for “Emmie’s Quilt

  1. March 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Beautiful work. I’m not sure I could get a quilt to come out that nicely. She whould be very proud of herself.

  2. March 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

    WOW!!!! it’s really perfect!!! your girl is an artist!!!

  3. Ann
    March 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

    That’s so great — she must be really proud of herself. I think it’s great for kids to work through a larger project like this with some adult assistance at critical junctures, but mostly left to their own inclination. It’s the perfect amount of freedom and help.

  4. March 10, 2013 at 12:54 am

    way to go !!!
    she must be so proud of herself !

  5. March 10, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Wow!! It is a beautiful quilt! I remember when I first started sewing and finished my first quilt. She should be so proud of her accomplishment!!

  6. March 10, 2013 at 4:55 am

    The quilt is beautiful. I’m an adult who has been sewing for years and I’m afraid to quilt on my own. I need to try it though because I really don’t want to shell out the cash to have it done professionally.

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  8. Anonymous
    March 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

    What a wonderful gift for your sister and what an unselfish girl Emmie is by giving it to her. You are doing the mothering thing right, bless you.

  9. March 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Great job emmie! I can’t believe she stuck it out to completion, my kiddies all give up half way and would never complete anything to that scale at the moment!

  10. March 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I am so impressed! That is awesome.
    She is well on her way to becoming just as amazing as her Mom!

  11. March 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Like Mother like daughter….FABULOUS!

  12. Anonymous
    April 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    WOW!!! Impressive Emmie!!!
    Like mother, like daughter!
    How old are you?
    designdreamer

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