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Thread: My 7 yr old Granddaughters first quilt

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    My 7 yr old Granddaughters first quilt

    This is my granddaughter, Emily, who turned 7 in June. She picked all the fabrics for her quilt, arranged them on the design board after they were cut and began sewing them together. Her Mom or I pinned and pressed for her and the little minx started piecing. There were only 5 seams in all those blocks that had to be ripped and resewn(less than what I probably rip in a quilt). She was so proud. She has put a framing border on and the only thing left is the outside borders. I am amazed at the skill a 7 year old has in this quilt. She kept telling me "I am so excited sewing my own quilt.". I will post the finished quilt when it is totally quilted. Does it get any better than this? Now she is referring to my FW as her sewing machine.


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    Hooray for your Emily. Way to go Gram. It's such a joy to watch their faces when they accomplish a project! It's how we build self esteem in kids--it's not given, but earned.
    I, too, have been teaching GD Emily (8) to sew and I don't know who's enjoying it more.
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    She has done a fantastic job! She should be very proud.

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    What a cutie, she is a natural quilter. No, it doesn't get any better than that and she has my vote for her claim on the FW

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    Another new quilter from the next generation. I love it. One day I won't be the youngest anymore.

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    PRICELESS!! Way to go Emily for making a beautiful quilt. You should be proud!!
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    it's wonderful!!...hope she keeps up the great work!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Emily is adorable and she made a wonderful quilt!!!!!!

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    Wow!! That is waaaaay better than my first quilt!!! She is a SUPERSTAR in the world of quilting! Go for it, Emily. And by the way, possession is 9/10,s of the law. I think you should claim the FW! Way to go!!!
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    It looks like Emily is a natural! Now, honestly, who had the most fun--Emily or Grandma? Maybe there will be an inexpensive sewing machine in her future so that you can reclaim your FW.

    I can hardly wait until my 3 year old GD, Hailey, is at that point. She loves to sit on my lap and watch me chain piece. She keeps urging me on, saying "Nother one Nana! Nother one!"
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    That is SUCH a fun quilt!!! Great job on picking the fabrics! This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Any bedroom would become a happy place with this quilt on the bed. I hope she is proud of herself for starting and finishing such a big project. And for doing a great job at it. No adult could have done any better. Quite an accomplishment for a seven-year-old! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Makes me smile!

    You are making good memories with your grandaughter. Plus teaching her good life skills.
    Please tell Emily we are all very proud of her.

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    Way to go, Grandma. We snagged another quilter! Can't wait for my granddaughter to be old enough to teach to sew, but she's only 4.

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    Yea!!! What an accomplishment!! You did great Emily!!!
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    I just love to see young quilters... way to go Emily

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    She looks very proud and she should be, her quilt is lovely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    Makes me smile!

    You are making good memories with your grandaughter. Plus teaching her good life skills.
    Please tell Emily we are all very proud of her.
    Ditto. Love the smile on her face. Love how she looks when she is at HER machine. It's so special when we can help the young ones. Man she will remember this forever. You did good Mom and Grandma. BrendaK
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    How wonderful!

    Looks like you may be shopping for another FW. What a beautiful job, a born quilter! You must be so proud!!!

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    Wow! Well done! Look at those corners!!
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    Emily....you're quilt is beautiful!!!! Sewing is fun isn't it?
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    What a beautiful daughter you have and what a wonder quilt she made )
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    The kid got talent! Love it!
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    I wish I had Granddaughter to sew with. I may have to find me one. Ha, Good friend has a daughter that may work. I love working with young people. I learn so much from them.

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    Emily is beautiful and so is her quilt. I can hardly wait for my two granddaughters to get old enough to teach. ! yo and 3 yo. I did buy some lace up sewing cards for the 3 yo which she loves. She stands and hands me notions while I am sewing and asks a million questions. Says she can't wait to get big so she can make big quilts and play baseball and have big boobs.
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    My 8 year old grandson Quinn is putting together his first quilt top. He had to have his tonsils out on Friday, so when he feels better he will put the last two rows on!! Isn't it exciting when young people learn quilting!

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