Saturday, June 7, 2014

Anders' First Quilt Finish

Anders' First Quilt is FINISHED!
It's been crazy around here for the last few months, and I realized that I neglected to post a photo of my son Anders with his finished first quilt.  He pieced the blocks on Judy, his 1951 Singer Featherweight, and then straight line quilted it on my 'Nina 750 QE with the walking foot and monofilament invisible nylon thread.  The quilt has Minky backing (Anders had seen me use Minky for baby quilt backing and he INSISTED on Minky for his quilt) and I bound it for him with prepackaged satin binding.  As you can tell from the photo, he's pretty pleased with himself.

Anders started this project back in August of last year, working on it for an hour or so every other weekend in between school work, violin practice, video games, LEGO construction, and the many other pursuits that occupy the free time of boys.  He was sometimes discouraged by how long it was taking, but he stuck with it and now has a finished quilt to show for his efforts.  I'm very proud of him!

6 comments:

Barbara Sindlinger said...

He should be proud. He did more than sew squares together - he actually designed a really cool quilt. I can understand why he wanted minkee - that stuff is so soft (but a pain to work with).

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great job! it is always so nice to see a kid make a quilt and finish it.

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Wow, congratulations. He must be so happy! I wish my mom had taught me to sew when I was a kid. It would have saved me a LOT of tears when I got to design school!

crazypatch said...

Anders is à little boy very talented. the patch is very successful.

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Great job Anders! Guess the apple ain't far from the tree!

Carrie P. said...

great to spend some free time during summer vacation. it is awesome!

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