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Thread: Granddaughters 1st quilt blocks

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    These are the first quilt blocks that my dgd pieced. She is making her first quilt for quilts for kids.
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    Wow, she did a wonderful job. How old is she? It's good to have a new quilter among us.

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    That looks great!!! For a donation too, very nice of her!!

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    She's just had her 11th birthday. She is doing this for her Girl Scout service project.

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    wonderful job for 11. She quilts like a pro.

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    She's doing an awesome job. That's going to be a great quilt.

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    Thank you. She started sewing at 4...I had her make a tote bag sewing by hand. At 5 she got her first sewing machine (it only worked for one project before it died) This is her first quilt project.

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    Great job!

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    Great job! for any age, let alone 11. Congrats!

    A quilter in the making.

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    She's doing very good! MORE!!!

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    she is doing a wonderful job

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    She did a great job. Hope she sticks with the sewing and quilting, I can't wait to be able nto teach my granddaughter, she's 20 months at the moment. So nice to see kids getting into the fiber arts and family teaching them.

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    Perfect nesting. You taught her very well. 8-)

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    She is doing a very nice job, Quilts for kids is a great way for her to start out.

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    Congratulations on teaching your granddaughter the love of quilting. I am so happy because a lot of tradiational things are being forgotten in this "fast" world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    Thank you. She started sewing at 4...I had her make a tote bag sewing by hand. At 5 she got her first sewing machine (it only worked for one project before it died) This is her first quilt project.
    I'm happy to see that another young granddaughter has a sewing machine! My 6 year old g.d. got one for Christmas, but it was a very cheap "imitation" of a sewing machine, so I bought her a low-end Brother. She hasn't made any quilts yet, but she's made her grown-up cousin a purse and her little sister a pair of shorts!!!

    I love your granddaughter's quilt, and for a great cause, too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlady506
    Congratulations on teaching your granddaughter the love of quilting. I am so happy because a lot of tradiational things are being forgotten in this "fast" world.
    Cathy, she has always liked the fiber arts. She is active in Medieval Recreation and has learned three ways to weave, how to spin using a drop spinal, how to knit, crochet, and sew. I begin teaching her how to sew when she was 4 ( she made a tote bag by hand stitching using the running stitch) At 5 she was given a Simplicity Sew Precious sewing machine and made another tote bag to learn how to use her machine. At 6 she made a pair of shorts. She has stated that her next project is to learn lace making ( all styles :D) She has declared herself as a "Fiber Arts Specialist" ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyGram
    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    Thank you. She started sewing at 4...I had her make a tote bag sewing by hand. At 5 she got her first sewing machine (it only worked for one project before it died) This is her first quilt project.
    I'm happy to see that another young granddaughter has a sewing machine! My 6 year old g.d. got one for Christmas, but it was a very cheap "imitation" of a sewing machine, so I bought her a low-end Brother. She hasn't made any quilts yet, but she's made her grown-up cousin a purse and her little sister a pair of shorts!!!

    Awesome... it's nice to know that I'm not the only grandmother who believes in starting them young :D
    I love your granddaughter's quilt, and for a great cause, too!!!

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    Fantastic job - I wish I had started quilting at her age

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    Looks like a sunny quilt. Lucky grandma and lucky grand daughter!

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    please tell her "great job." I wasn't that good till much older!!!!!!!

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    She did a great job. And to teach her to quilt and donate to other children is a blessing. You are a wonderful grandmother.

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    She did very well there are times my seams don't line up that well

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    What a good job she is doing, and I almost envy you. I wanted a granddaughter to pass down some of my crafting skills to, and I got two kick-boxing grandsons. I love them, but to say they have no interest in knitting, crochet or quilting is a huge understatement.

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    Oh!! She is doing great! Make sure you get lots of pictures before you send it off!

    My grandma also taught me to sew. I was sewing Barbie clothes and embroidering at 5 years old. And that left me with a lifelong love of sewing. Kudos to you for taking the time to do this!

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