Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Quilting day with my daughter....

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It is a rare day when I do not have a quilt on the racks on a Saturday, but this last Saturday I did.  Lili made a quilt using one layer cake during the summer for a surprise birthday gift for her brother, but we haven't gotten to the quilting until now.  So, it's going to be a Christmas present now.  Anyway, she was so excited to know that she was going to be quilting. So, I walked her through the whole process.  She put the quilt on the racks, pins and all.  I just watched and helped when she needed it.

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I lowered my table as low as I could and it was still a little reach for her. 

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I love her cute little determined face.

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It took her about 4 hours to quilt the whole quilt, by the end of her time quilting she told me her arms were sore.  Now she understands what I do - I love it!

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One quilt pieced and quilted by my 8 year old.  This is her first big quilt. 

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The best part of the day was spending time with her.  I am so happy that she has taken an interest in quilting and I am happy to share what I know with her.  I am going to make an effort to give her a little time on my machine every now and again so that she can develop her own talents. 

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Loops and more loops, she did a beautiful job for her first time quilting.

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I'm one proud mama!

87 comments:

kristie said...

What a great time together and she did very well for her first time. I don't think my first time looked that good!

Katrina said...

She did a wonderful job! I have loved making quilts with my boys too :-)

Barb said...

She did an amazing job....what fun to have time to share with her....she starts now she will be a master by the time she is in her teens.

Em said...

This may just be my all time post you ever blog! Wow!!!! Makes emotional with joy and homesickness for you and family and that tiny wish that God would have gifted me a girl.....beautiful, friend!

LynCC said...

Those are really nice loops, too! She's got a great eye for spacing, and her arcs are a lot smoother than my first ones were! Way to go, Lili!!

Becky said...

That's awesome. I have a 9 year old who quilted a quilt for her 3rd grade teacher at the end of the school year. She finished and then announced WOW that is really hard work and now I think I'm cross eyed. Thanks for sharing your daughter's work.

gpc said...

It's beautiful! I would be very proud if I had made it, and I bet she is too! :)

Auntie Pami said...

Good job sweetie! What a lucky brother!

Alison said...

I recently bought a mid arm machine and racks and my 8 year old is itching to get her hands on it.

Gail Sherron said...

I'm embarrassed to say your 8 year old daughter did better than I can! Beautiful start! I see another exceptional quilter in the making!
Gail S In NC

Busy Quilting said...

You should be a proud Mum. Now to see how long before she wants to make another quilt.

Beardie Mom said...

Oh how fun! And I hope you are sharing all the compliments with her! She did a fabulous job! Are you going to make her a ribbon?

Thanks for sharing!!!

Sharon S said...

She did a super job! So glad you can do this together.

Kate C said...

What a great day! Lili did an awesome job- looks like she inherited your talent! My granddaughter is about the same age as Lili, we had a chance to make a doll quilt together this summer- SO fun!

Lani Glasser said...

Wow, I am so impressed with her quilting skills! I wish I was that good!

Alicia said...

She's going to be Judi the 2nd!

Sue Niven said...

awesome, A really great job.

quiltmania said...

You should be proud! Great job.

Jeanie said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with her work and with her determination to stick with it! Her quilting is wonderful right now, let alone after some more LA time. Congrats to you both!

tirane93 said...

mostly i lurk, reading and absorbing all your wonderful quiltiness. not today.

you've done a wonderful thing here, teaching your daughter to quilt and she's done a wonderful thing making such a fine quilt by herself! kudos to you both!

Joan said...

Congratulations! She did a wonderful job. I think she is following in your footsteps. How nice!

carla said...

Hi!!! Wow!!! She did really great!!!! Great to spend time together quilting too!!!!

Quilting Babcia said...

So sweet! She did a fabulous job!

Melissa Wise said...

What a lovely quilt! Thanks for sharing this with us. I'm sure you both must be so happy with the results. I've been thinking about letting my son try his hand at making a quilt. He's always sitting beside me as I quilt and peppering me with questions as I go along. Seeing how well your daughter did, I may just have to float the idea and see if he's interested!!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

I wish I had started at that age! Fabulous

Cotton Pickin Scraps said...

This is a treasure you will never forget. Quilting with your daughter. Never to young to start learning the art.I started about 4 years old sewing and quilting with my mom. That was 50 some years ago. I have gone from hand quilting to machine quilting.

Sue Schoch said...

Wow, you should be proud! She did a fabulous job!

miss jamee said...

her quilting is wonderful! how fun to have your daughter share this part of your life with you!

paulette said...

WOW!! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! EXCELLENT job!!P

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Awesome! Like mother like daughter. I hope that Melia wants to quilt someday!

karen said...

That's precious.

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH Judi...what a happy post! She must be feeling so proud and she should be. She did a beautiful job both on the piecing and on the quilting. I think this is one of my all time favorite posts since I have been reading your blog. It totally gave me the most excellent "Warm Fuzzies" looking at her beautiful, determined face. I have been a little down today and this wonderful post cheered me right up. Thank you so much for sharing mom/daughter time with us. And please give your sweet girl a big hug for me and tell her how much better my day is after reading about her and seeing her in action. Looks like you have a future quilting star following in your footsteps. Big Hugs ....

Tamie said...

That is so impressive! Oh to have the exposure and opportunity at such a young age.

Patti said...

So much fun to share your love of quilting with your daughter. Looks like she has inherited her mother's talents too. Beautiful quilt. Well done Lili!

Marilyn Popplewell said...

What a special day for both of you. Great job, Lili. Blessings.

Diana said...

Cute Lily! Unreal. She did such a great job. I would feel totally proud too as a mom. Darling pictures. Honestly I'm super impressed, I know she did a better job than I would have done! Nice job Lily!!! I can't wait to show these pictures to Alayna. Fun, and talented girl!

Karen said...

Wow I would say so! She did an awesome job... Tell her we look forward to more of her quilts in the future! Hugs, Karen on Keuka

liberal sprinkles said...

Well done, Lili. That is one awesome quilt. Wonderful quilting !

Jenny said...

That quiltng is incredible! Well done!

Jan said...

What a great job she did! You have plenty of reason to be proud.

Leeanne said...

Awesome!!! We all wish we had started that young!

Debra said...

She is a natural!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Fantastic result!
I think I see momma's quilting talent shining through.

Well done, great team work!

Cheers

Linda

gailss said...

Love it!!!! Future quilter to carry on the art and such a pretty one. You must be so proud...and she did a far better job than I could do.

Lorette Cole said...

Awesome job... she takes after her mother!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

She did an amazing job! I wish I could quilt like that! How fun for the both of you.

Rx for Quilting said...

Tell your little one that she did a spectacular job! Great way of passing on the craft. Keep up the good work guys

LC said...

Lovely daughter and what a great job - she will follow in your footsteps!

Emma said...

I love to see other quilters including their children; she's done a marvellous job! My 7-year-old son has made several quilts, with progressively less assistance from me, and my 6-year-old daughter is working on one, too.

Linda R said...

What a great job she did!! You must be so PROUD. Hopefully she keeps up with her quilting so she can be as good as her Mom :-)

Sharon said...

Like mom like daughter! No way I could that well on a long arm

Teresa Silva said...

Wow...what a great job she did. She's a natural just like her Mama! What a lovely little girl you have.

Rhonda Kennedy said...

I have to say that is the best thing I have read all day. What a great opportunity for you both. She did an amazing job also. Tell her the quilting world is proud of her also.

patriciadavis said...

This is wonderful all around. Thanks for sharing!

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

What an awesome experience for her. I'm impressed she finished that whole thing in one sitting! Thanks for sharing.

Charo said...

Congratulations to your daughter for such a wonderful quilt! I love it!. How nice to share the same happy and spending so much time together sewing....

SandyQuilts said...

Congrats sweetheart. Beautiful job of quilting free hand. Judy you are one great mom and teacher. Such sweet moments for both of you.

Carla said...

Beautifully done quilt... love the colors. And such careful piecing! I'm very impressed. This quilting gave the top great movement. What a fun quilt for her brother!

Judi, I'm thinking you need to hire your little entrepeneur to pin the quilts to your machine.

Thanks for the wonderful photos!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to her! This is awesome! She did a marvelous job!!!

Silent Scrapper said...

Wow, and she's only what, 8 years old?! I'd be veering off course! LOL.... Great Job, Lili!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a special time! Lucky daughter and mom!

Laura said...

Wow, if you hadn't said so I would have never believed that quilting was done by an 8 year old! Amazing!!! Her brother will love it!

GeeGee said...

This is so sweet and what an awesome job of quilting she did. The quilt is so snuggly beautiful!!

the mrs said...

Keep up the good work mom! I love that you let her do all of it herself. It turned out just great!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow -- that's her FIRST TRY?! She did a fantastic job! Apparently she has inherited the quilting genes from her mama!

I've just started teaching my 10-year old son to quilt, but he's in the early stages. Now that he's practiced enough that he can do a fairly consistent 1/4" seam on my Featherweight, he's starting to sew strips together for one of those fence rail patterns. The only thing better than time to work on your own quilts is having time to teach your child how to do it, too! :-)

Peggy said...

Can I hire her to quilt for me?! She did an amazing job. I bet you are so proud of her.

Always In Stitches said...

What a lucky girl to have one of the best quilters as her teacher. She did an amazing job.

Kathy said...

Definitely a lucky little girl and she's picking up the skill quite well!

Sandy D said...

Like Mother, Like Daughter. The quikt looks great.What a gift for her brother.

Jessica Noonan said...

So cute!!

puntadas de una peregrina said...

La pequeña acolcha fantastico.


Saludos

Maria



Donna quilts said...

She did a wonderful job - what a talented young lady!

SewCalGal said...

Your daughter did a fantastic job. Not sure if it is an annual exhibit, but I do recall Road to California having a special exhibit for kids and they received great prizes. I'll investigate. Either way, I hope she enters her quilt in a show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Queenie Believe said...

She did great! Bless her heart.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Michele said...

You have every right to be. It looks really gorgeous and she did a fabulous job.

LeKaQuilt said...

She did a fabulous job :o)

Quilting mom said...

What a beautiful & talented little girl! Wish I had a granddaughter that I could sew with!

Cindy h. said...

Judy, I check your blog often and seeing your daughters work made me feel I can do this too. She did a wonderful job! Watch out, she'll be winning some awards in her future if she follows her momma's footsteps.
God bless you, Cindy

jojo said...

Lily - fabulous quilt! You are so lucky to have a wonderful and talented mother! You go a GIRL!

Silvana said...

Su trabajo es impecable. Ella es adorable!

Sue said...

Your daughter did a great job, that's wonderful! I hope to get my granddaughters quilting when they're old enough, we definitely need to keep quilting alive in the future generations.

Sara said...

What a fantastic quilt! She looks so proud in the picture. Best wishes from Scotland! :)

Sara said...

What a fantastic quilt! She looks so proud in the picture. Best wishes from Scotland! :)

Sara said...

What a fantastic quilt! She looks so proud in the picture. Best wishes from Scotland! :)

Sara said...

What a fantastic quilt! She looks so proud in the picture. Best wishes from Scotland! :)

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