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Thread: What do you do to occupy a 6 year old GD...???

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    Senior Member Elfi2's Avatar
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    Red face What do you do to occupy a 6 year old GD...???

    I have my grand-daughter here for a couple of sleepovers and my little darling wants to do something - "grand-ma can I sew a quilt???" So off we go digging in my bag of bits and pieces of leftovers, she chooses the motives we cut out, the colours and other materials to match - in short we make a scrappy quilt, very scrappy...
    She sews....I unstich all the seams where she couldn't stay on the 1/4" line...., fix here and there, finally we did finish the blocks, Maylin helps me to place them so it looks good and then I sew them together as by then of course she lost interest and plays in the play-room with something else and I put everything together and add a border as otherwise this bright quilt would still be too small, even for a newborn little boy. So this is the top. I hope to be able to sandwich it and quilt it and add the border before the 2nd of December as baby is being dedicated at our church.
    It's simple but I hope you like Maylin's taste so thanks for looking!!!
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    What a darling baby quilt! How proud she will be when it is presented to new brother! You both did a super job!!
    Thanks for sharing your story it made me smile!
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    I think she has wonderful taste. I love to sew with my grandchildren.
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    That's the most precious thing ever!

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    very nicely done and special time spent together
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    oh that is sew cute-she had fun too
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    Very cute!
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    I love it, something she can be proud of.

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    It is darling. And you have created another quilter
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    What an awesome story and precious little girl to want to make a quilt. It is really sweet.

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    As good as any adult would do. And she'll always remember it as the quilt SHE made.

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    just love it... nice quality time

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    I made a quilt with my grandmother when I was about 4 or 5, (back in the 1940's) I would give ANYTHING today if I had that little quilt. However, i will always remember the joy of making it with my grandma! Your GD will always remember this experience. Hope she is able to keep it forever!

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    How wonderful!!!
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    Really sweet quilt!

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    I think it is adorable!
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    wonderful...... congrats on your grand daughter, her choices and the new baby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1penny View Post
    I made a quilt with my grandmother when I was about 4 or 5, (back in the 1940's) I would give ANYTHING today if I had that little quilt. However, i will always remember the joy of making it with my grandma! Your GD will always remember this experience. Hope she is able to keep it forever!
    No, she's giving it to a little newborn baby boy at our church but we will make some more quilts together, as she gets a little older, quilts she can keep. One of the next ones, in the new year, will be for her dolly!!!
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    Well done grandma. You are helping to encourage a future quilter and you ended up with a pretty quilt.

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    So glad you had fun For the day! She may have lost interest at the time but it will be a day she will remember a long time from now!

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    sew cute, she did great.

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    Really cute! I've done a few crafty sewing things with my GD, it's so much fun. They are soo good at these things! I hope they continue to remain interested.

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    I thijnk it's a lovely quilt. Maylin has good taste!

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    It's perfect and you are a wonderful grandma for doing this with her!

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    what agreat team you make! Hive her time and she will be doing the whole job in no time!

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