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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!!!
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    Beautiful quilt, and who would know better than another 12-year-old what colors the friend would like?

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    It's pretty. She did a good job.

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    What a beautiful and talented GD!! Please tell her for me what a wonderful job she did on her quilt!

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    Wonderful quilt! Glad you have pictures to treasure! Avianna is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl!
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    Beautiful grandaughter and beautiful quilt. What a lovely thing to do for a friend. I am sure she will love it. Document it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    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.
    I agree with everything you said! What a wonderful gift for her friend... & what wonderful memories for the both of you. Plus, the quilt is beautiful! Kudos all around!!!
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    That's a lovely quilt and she should be very proud. I have to laugh though. So many of us who are "experienced" are so afraid of FMQ. Good for her for jumping right in. And the applique solution to fix an "error" actually adds a lot to the quilt. I think they call that making lemonade.

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    How very blessed you are! Beautiful quilt and wonderful quilting. Watch out quilters, here comes Avianna!

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    Great quilt! Bet she is hooked now! Best be watching your stash...remember...you started it!

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    WOW - Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing. Granddaughter is a real cutie and did an excellent job.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Awww. Look at her. Both she and the quilt are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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    wow, what a great job
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    She's a natural! Very beautiful quilt!!

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    Ah, another lover of purple. great quilt!!
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    that is a beautiful quilt. she is a wonderful job.
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