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Thread: 12 yr old granddaughter - first real quilt 99% done by her alone

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    12 yr old granddaughter - first real quilt 99% done by her alone

    Avianna wanted to make a birthday gift for her friend, and decided a quilt would be fun. She has made a few projects before, but they have been very small, and only partially done by her. This was basically a Jelly Roll Race 1600" quilt, but using scraps from my stash, and not quite the right size.

    We just looked for fabrics in the girl's favorite colors (purple and green), and cut them up the width of my ruler. Some fabrics were only fat quarters, some yardage, and some true scraps.

    It only took her about an hour to sew the top. Then we realized in the haste to get the top done, I had neglected to trim the selvedges from one of the fabrics, and it showed. So, she got to do applique for the first time!

    Then she did FMQ for the first time, that took a couple hours.

    The binding was the part that bogged her down, she really didn't care for it too much. So, she brought it to my house and we sat on the couch together and starting at opposite ends, got it done.

    She will give it to her friend on Thursday.
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    She did a terrific job. Her friend will be so happy.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    At 12? Wow...very proud of her!

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    She did a great Job, her friend is going to love it!
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    Beautiful...well done. Love the colors. She looks so proud of her work and she should be. Perhaps (if not already) start an album of her work and get a photo of her friend with it.

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    She did a wonderful job. The quilt is so pretty. I hope this inspires her to keep on quilting.

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    What a lovely and thoughtful gift for her friend. She did a wonderful job and I hope she continues creating. How wonderful to share quilting with your granddaughter; making wonderful memories with her.

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    She did a great job, her quilt is pretty. I hope you will post her future projects, she is talented!
    Mary

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    That is just absolutely awesome! My favorite colors, too. And what a great way to recycle.

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    Your granddaughter is beautiful! . . . and WOW! What a fantastic quilt, she made! Her friend is soooooo lucky!!!
    Neesie


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