Saturday, June 15, 2013

Orange! Mini Quilt

If you have been following my blog for a while you might remember the orange! mini quilt I made a few weeks ago with my daughter.  I am reposting this project to enter into Ellison Lane's Modern Mini Challenge.
orange! mini quilt
I love that my daughter has an interest in sewing so this was a fun project to do together (she's 5).  I definitely did not have that interest when I was younger and I want sewing to be something that we can share.   
My daughter helped me arrange the fabrics and we pieced them before she went to bed.  I quilted, bound, and hung it on the wall behind my computer while she was sleeping.  It was so fun to see how excited and proud she was.  
Finished size: 20" square

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14 comments :

  1. Looks great Erica! I have fond memories of sewing with my mum as a child, so its lovely that your daughter is getting involved already.

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  2. love the orange. My 5 year old is making a doll quilt now and it is so fun sharing my passion with her. :) Thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge!

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  3. I love this! It's so inspiring to do one of my own! I used to help my mum the same way your daughter did; I remember having fun helping her out by moving all the blocks around.

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  4. Live this! Such great color. I asked my 10 year old nephew if he would like to learn to make a quilt. He said he would rather me play video games with him. Jeesh

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  5. Love this!
    I did quilts with my granddaughters one summer and I hope they love them (they went home with them and who knows what happens after that?).

    I love the orange squares--so fun and cheery. Fabuloso!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Erica, I want to do exactly the same with my little one once she's a little older!

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  7. A lovely, special mini to have made with your daughter! Great entry, Erica!

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  8. Mine is almost 6, and she hasn't done the "driving" yet, but she loves to pair the fabrics. I'm currently doing Jaybird's Toes in the Sand, and she's pulling the fabrics for each block from the pile I pulled for the quilt. The day she decides she wants to be the one to feed the machine, I'll order the adorable Hello Kitty Janome machine for her. :)

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  9. You both did a great job! I love the orange.

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  10. So fun that you could do this together!

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  11. That is a beautiful quilt Erica and even more beautiful after reading about your daughter helping you with it. My daughters also love to sew and I too love that it is something we do together.

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  12. How adorable! I am glad that you were able to enter as well. I should try that with my daughter. She is 5 as well and has started to express an interest in sewing. Plus she is always willing to help! Thanks for the great tip!

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