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Thread: Teenager's first quilt, a scrappy pinwheel

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    Teenager's first quilt, a scrappy pinwheel

    Just had to show you the quilt my 16 year old neighbor Samantha made. I gave her free rein on my stash, she chose all the fabrics and the pattern. We went to Joann's together, she chose the blue chambray for sashings and border. I cut the pieces, and helped her pin the squares, then she sewed everything. I ripped out what wasn't quite right, she sewed again. She embroidered the sashings on my machine. I pinned the rows, and she sewed all of them. Then we pinned it together with backin and batting, and she quilted it on my machine. I just finished sewing the binding for her last evening. She is an artist, has a much better eye for color than me, and worked hard this summer to complete the project. I am so proud of her work, and what great fun for me, not to mention her company. She's a great kid.
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    That is awesome of you to help her and teach her. it is a fantastic quilt.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
    Stay strong and keep looking up.

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    She did a great job and you are a wonderful teacher..
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    Very Pretty what an awesome job ! It was so good of you to teach her and I know you really enjoyed working on this with her. I have a 19 yr old GD that just told me she wanted to learn to quilt. She will be coming hopefully in Nov when she as a school break. I want to do the same thing let her pick out the pattern and colors. Can't wait for her to come.
    Have a Blessed & Prosperous Day !
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    She did a GREAT job and thank you for sharing your knowledge and stash with her. Be sure to tell her we are all proud of her

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    What a great project to do together - she will always remember. She made some great choices when she shopped your stash. Very pretty quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt!!!
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    to be so young and to go after that many HST's is remarkable. How nice of you to mentor her ;-)
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    beautifully done. what a great project to do together!
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    It is so good to see quilting being passed on to the new generation. What patience you have and how grateful she must be, as well as you being proud of her. I bet she is proud of you.

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    Excellent... l love to hear about new young quilters

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    Wow, great job!!
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Samantha will always remember the time you spent with her. I sometimes wonder if the next generation will have as many sewers as we do now............At least we have 1 more !!!!!

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    Wow. She certainly knows how to put colours together. Very pretty. She's going to be a great quilter.

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    Great job!!! Thank you fro taking the time to teach her. She will remember this for the rest of her life. You gave her a "life skill" that she will continue to enjoy.

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    What fun for both of you! She did a great job on her quilt - with help - but she's off to a great start! Congrats to her.

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    What fun to have a teen to teach! Awesome job by both!
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    What a wonderful quilt and the gift that you have given her will be with her the rest of her life. Here in the UK, because of the recession Sewing machines, old and new, are flying off the shelves because if you can sew a straight line you can do so many things, quilting of course being one of them. Well done you, I am sure she will be so grateful ans she gets older and realises what a gift you have taught her.

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    I think this is wonderful for both of you. She did a wonderful job on the quilt, a lot of adults can't do that good of a job. Keep up the good work .

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    Awesome. You are a great neighbor and she is a lucky girl!

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    so nice she did a great job i like the blue sashing !!!
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    Samantha did an awesome job. She must have had a great teacher.

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    Wow! A great quilter already. It is so nice of you to share your stash!
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    She did a great job. I helped my GD with a pinwheel project this summer for the fair. She is 11. Trying to pass it on. You have done a wonderful thing.

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