This past weekend while they visited their son Mitch who was doing nursing clinicals at our local hospital - my sister Tami and her husband Dave stayed with us. While the guys did some golfing, Tami and I drank coffee, gabbed, and learned to quilt! We chose to make doll blankets for my granddaughter Elaine. She has an American Girl Doll named McKenna. Tami chose a pink and black print material and a blue and yellow that featured Winnie the Pooh.
The blankets were 2 x 3' in size and started with piecing together six squares.
To add more fun to the day, our mom came down to sew with us!
A lunch break with the guys, play breaks with the dogs in the spring like weather, and we were back to sewing for the afternoon.
I liked sewing the strips together - and I liked learning to cut with a rotary cutter. Then after ironing the seams in the correct direction . . .there are rules for that you know . . . we were ready to add the batting - tie the quilt - and then sew the binding.
Tami was a great teacher and quickly positioned the blankets - (she made one and I made one) across the sofa for a cute picture with my favorite childhood doll - - -
Day one of learning to quilt was over and it was a great day for me!! Looking forward to trying pot holders in a week when Dave, Tami and Mitch come back for another work weekend.
Blessings found in working with my hands and being thrilled at what I could do with a little help - or a lot of help, some good instruction, and some great encouragement!