my seven year old son and 10 year old daughter made their first quilt tops not too long ago. they Chose the fabrics themselves and ran the machine (i guided it for the 7 year old) these quilts have a lot of character hidden in them. My daughter found a UFO of mine that i started as a baby quilt and she used that as a center medallion.
I am very proud of them and they were very ambitious for first tries. They will be well loved.