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Thread: 2 Boys and a Mom Summer FW quilt

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    I posted the picture of our first block earlier this week. Below are the next two we got done.

    In case your not farmilar with our story. My 10 and 14 year old sons are helping mom put together the "Famers Wife Sampler" quilt this summer. My youngest wanted to do a Civil War Sampler (Civil War Diary) in repoduction fabric but we can't afford the book or the fabric right now. So we settled on this book since it was a gift to me. We are doing it with what ever farbic we can get ahold of. Be it from our tiny supply (think shoe box size stash) or what we call Hand-me-down scraps from Nana or anyone else we can get them done.

    We are not doing the blocks in order. But what ever we have the fabric for and fits our moods. I am trying to do the harder ones so that they boys get the eaiser ones. But I might leave the 32 piece block for one of them. They have smaller hands.
    They are not perfect. Nor will the quilt be perfect. I am not experienced as many of the woman on here. I've only been quilting serious for a year or so. But alot of this is being done by kids. Yes my 10 and 14 year old children.

    Here are block #5 and #49

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    What a great mom you are!! I think that's a wonderful project, and getting your boys involved is super. C9P

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    I love that you and your sons are doing this together. One question who will get the quilt? (lol)

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    Way to go. love the time you have with your boys and the quilt you are makeing together. But you knoew that you will have to make two quilts the boy will love the summer they spend makeing quilts with you. Happy quilting.

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    More than likely it will go on the couch out in the family. Sure isn't going on my bed. Already don't like the colors in it.

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    My older son seen the Hobo, riding the rails book by the same author. So we might pick that book up next pay day (July) or the one in Aug. Than we can put that one together.

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    What a great summer project!

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    Thanks Rose. We are hoping once school lets out to each do one block a day. Or some how do 7 in a week. We could than get the quilt done in a month or so. Would love to be able to do a few other ones done with them this summer.

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    Wonderful project.

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    What a fun summer you will have. And what a wonderful memory you all are creating.

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    This sounds great! My boys are going to Africa for the whole summer, so I'm trying to pack in the fun and bonding now.

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    That's awesome! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I really like the brown fabric in the second block!

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    A memory and a treasure do not have to be perfect to become a beautiful moment of a lifetime.
    Looks great!
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    I love what you are doing. Please keep us updated as the additional blocks are completed.

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    love the blocks, have fun

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    Great project - and even though you said you're not thrilled about the colors, this quilt in any colors will be a special memory-maker for your sons. Terrific idea - may have to copy this with my grandsons.

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    I taught my boys to sew too - never thought of having them quilt - if they can manage a sewing machine they can manage OTHER power tools.

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    What a great idea!! And you are creating wonderful memories, what a bonus :)

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    Great that you are doing this with your boys. I loved teaching my niece and nephew to sew and they loved learning. It will be a treasured memory. If you want to PM me, I would be happy to send you some fabric....

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    How wonderful! I am thinking this will be a cherished quilt forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CristyK1
    I posted the picture of our first block earlier this week. Below are the next two we got done.

    In case your not farmilar with our story. My 10 and 14 year old sons are helping mom put together the "Famers Wife Sampler" quilt this summer. My youngest wanted to do a Civil War Sampler (Civil War Diary) in repoduction fabric but we can't afford the book or the fabric right now. So we settled on this book since it was a gift to me. We are doing it with what ever farbic we can get ahold of. Be it from our tiny supply (think shoe box size stash) or what we call Hand-me-down scraps from Nana or anyone else we can get them done.

    We are not doing the blocks in order. But what ever we have the fabric for and fits our moods. I am trying to do the harder ones so that they boys get the eaiser ones. But I might leave the 32 piece block for one of them. They have smaller hands.
    They are not perfect. Nor will the quilt be perfect. I am not experienced as many of the woman on here. I've only been quilting serious for a year or so. But alot of this is being done by kids. Yes my 10 and 14 year old children.

    Here are block #5 and #49

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...6-03175532.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...6-04220406.jpg[/IMG]

    What a great project to be able to spend precious time with your boys not to mention a great math learning experience for them too. It looks very nice. Just think of the memories you and your boys will have.

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    You are making great memories for your children! Time together is priceless :-D

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    A great way to spend time with your kids. For more stash, if your kids have clothes they no longer wear use the best parts for making your blocks. That will add to their memories, especially later in life when they look back at their time with you. Others on here have bought clothes at garage sales and places that sell used clothing. Look for full skirts etc. for the best buys with the most fabric. Hope you all have a fun memorable summer.

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    Remember to make 2. Each will have one and what memories these quilts will be over the years. Many blessings as you sew.

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    What a fun project for you and your sons to work on! This quilt will be so special. The blocks are beautiful! :thumbup:

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