Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sewing Together









Inspired by some beautiful florals from Spotlight, Miss O (14) has decided she would like to make her first quilt. We have had a wonderful time browsing Pinterest for design inspiration and hunting through my stash, which I have gradually accumulated over the last six years since I began quilting, reacquainting myself with many favourite fabrics. Miss O knows how I treasure my fabrics so she had to be encouraged to use anything at all which she liked, for I love even more to see these fabrics being thoughtfully used.

As Miss O carefully selected, washed and ironed this beautiful medley of fabrics, I could see how wonderful they would look as a hand pieced hexagon project. Instead of the 1" hexies from which I am making my Fresh Fields EPP quilt (English Paper Piecing), these larger prints are better suited to 1 1/2" hexies. I will share more details of each project as they grow.



15 comments:

Susan said...

How lovely to be able to share your stash and your creativity with your daughter. She has chosen beautiful fabric combinations, and the pile of hexies looks delightful........as always.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oooooohhhh, I love her choice of fabrics and what a delight it must be to work with her on her first quilt.

Happy Quilting to the both of you ~ FlowerLady

O'Quilts said...

Wonderful to have a child sew...lovely fabric too

Giga said...

I think I Miss About sew a beautiful quilt, Someone will be carefully made. Regards.

Kim said...

How lovely Miss O is stitching her first quilt. The fabrics she has chosen are lovely. I must admit a peek at those beautiful hexies is a lovely sight.

Michelle said...

How wonderful to hear Miss O is having the spark of quilting creativity. She has a talented mentor!

retriever said...

Lovely quilts, Greeting from Belgium

http://louisette.eklablog.com "Mons ma ville"

Liz said...

What a wonderful and cherished time you will have with Miss O as you both quilt together.

SarahZ said...

Oh Miss O shall surely be hooked, yes? Two very pretty projects...I will look very forward the progress on both of these!!

Carla said...

Ooooh the hexies! Delicious

pandchintz said...

You obviously had great fun together - how gorgeous! Love seeing the next generation get smitten.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Loved reading this! It's great when our children get interested in our passion too! Looks like you both have very pretty projects on the go now!

Mary Huey said...

Lovely to be able to share your skills with a daughter -- both of my girls learned to piece when they were teens and while they aren't as "compelled" as I am, they can do it when they get an idea!!

Marijke said...

What a beautiful project to work on together. A first quilt is special, working on it together will make it a treasure.
I’m already looking forward to the time my daughter is old enough to do work on a quilt together.

Mary said...

Incredible pictures, as always! Are you a professional photographer as well?

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