(It helps tremendously that I get a deal on machine quilting at the store where I work and that the ladies who do the quilting are amazing.
Otherwise, we wouldn’t be nearly so productive.)
But this one was a little different. My 10-year-old has had a fabulous teacher this year, Mrs Merryweather. Just perfect for my daughter. And Mrs. M is having a baby this month, so we HAD to make her a quilt.
And we had to use American Jane because it’s so cute and school-teacher-ish.
And this time, my daughter really wanted to be the one who pieced it, so she did! I was really proud of her. We stuck to really simple strips and I kind of just let her go at it. Hindsight, I probably should have given a little more supervision because we had a serious parallelogram when she was done, but we did some trimming, put on some borders that helped square things up and then Sherrie the quilter did some serious magic to pull it all together.
The baby shower was last Friday afternoon at the end of the school day so we hurried to get it done in time. I bound the quilt during Womens Conference on Thursday and sewed on the label (the one my daughter really wanted sewn on) a half hour before the shower. And the quilt was a hit. The kids were so funny and cute at the shower and Mrs. Merryweather really loved her quilt!
But in all the fun I completely forgot to take a picture of my daughter with the quilt! Aargh! Her first quilt, and she is not documented with it. I think her teacher got a picture, so we’ll have to try and get a copy.
So there you go. Have a happy weekend! I will be spending a good portion of mine doing weed control. And maybe squeak in starting a new quilt. Oh yes, and celebrating Mother’s Day.