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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Her First Quilt, Making a Memory

When my daughter told me last week she was planning to spend the whole day with me on Mother's Day, I never dreamed in a million years we would spend the day sewing together.  We had made a few clothing items in her teen years but she had never tried quilting before.  I feel very lucky to share this with my sweet girl. 

Trista at the Sewing Machine

Pot Holders Pieced with Half Square Triangles
Today we made some potholders.  Two for her and one for me.  She pieced and quilted all three as I helped and guided her.  She is a fast learner.  We had a blast and I couldn't believe how fast the piecing went with two people cutting, pressing, and sewing.

Today was a first for me, too. We tried sewing the binding by machine and it worked beautifully.  A different decorative stitch was chosen for each little quilt.  I will definitely do this again.

Binding securely pinned and the final look of the backs
Closer look at the machine stitched binding

Every time I use my pot holder I will remember this beautiful day I shared with my daughter, Trista, teaching her a little quilting.  And.....

My daughter, Trista

 we went out to supper at the Casino and we each won a little cash.  Great memories made today. 

Feeling Blessed,


Carla said...

Isn't that wonderful! I imagine she's hooked.

Glinda ♥ said...

What a lovely day you had. See the concentration on Trista's face? She looks hooked to me ... here's to you making more beautiful things together :)