Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
My daughter turns 14 next month and after being around fibers arts all of her life, she's finally showed some interest in learning to sew. Cue a choir of angels singing the "Hallelujah Chorus!" I was beginning to despair that the long line of seamstresses/crafters would come to a screaming halt with my only child.
Anyways, her Spring Break is the end of the next month and we're beginning to plan what we're going to do (I forsee a trip into Washington, DC for some museum wandering, though her dad's suggested a trip to NYC, which would be fun as well; I love living close enough to both DC and NYC that either of these is easily doable for us).
One of the things that a definite, though, is starting her first quilt.
I figured that a good way to get her used to sewing on a sewing machine is by making a single patch quilt. She's decided on 4 inch squares. And in her words, she wants, "A two person quilt, so she can roll up in it like she's a burrito, and her stuffed animals can be the rice, and if she gets some stuffed chickens, it can be a chicken and rice and kid burrito!" LOL! I love my kid, she cracks me up!
So, we're beginning the dig through my stash and I'll take her two a few of the local shops to let her pick out some fat quarters and I foresee this becoming the "burrito" quilt. I'm looking forward to it!