Monday, August 31, 2015

Sew easy

While the girls are back at home, getting ready for the new school year, they did have a very productive with with Grandma.

Miss Pee has become quite the little sewer. A few years back she got a sewing machine for Christmas (and not one of those little kiddie machines - a real one) and she's put it to good use. (She's probably already a better sewer than I am) And last year, her and Mom picked out some fabric for a quilt, so on this visit, she was determined to make one.

Mom had found instructions on how to make a Rag Quilt, and figured that would be a good quilt for the time they had available.... and Miss Pee set to it.
And yes... she is looking like quite the little Miss! She's growing up too fast.  It didn't take long and she had a completed quilt
And a fantastic sense of colour (just like her Aunt!)

And of course, whatever the big one does, the little one wants in on the fun...
Miss Ro working away on an antique Singer mom picked up just for the girls to use. As basic as a machine can get (and really cute too! I want one!)

While Miss Pee's was made of quilting cotton, Miss Ro's was made of a wild mix of flannel; Some new, some from the craft cupboard, and some from pajamas we found on our thrift day.
Wild and crazy - just like her. And no... I did not make her put in Hello Kitty fabric - I merely pointed it out like any good aunt and she wasn't leaving the store without it.

And the rag quilts turned out so good, both Mom and I agree we each need to make our own. Mom is busy amassing some plaid flannel, and I'm trying to decide if I want wild and crazy like Ro, or coordinated and sophisticated like Pee. 

Decisions, decisions...

7 comments:

Araignee said...

I LOVE those quilts! I learned to sew on a machine just like your vintage one. I wish I still had it.

elns said...

Fantastic Projects. The (crafting) force runs strong in your family.

Sue said...

Your nieces have grown up so much. How wonderful that they both love sewing. I think both of the quilts are fantastic!

Judy S. said...

Cute girls, nice quilts!

Rachelle said...

They both look good, but the pink and green is more my scene. I think the wilder look works better with smaller pieces.

Nancy Kay said...

I think it's so great when girls learn to sew!! They will enjoy it for years to come! Nice work!

Lynn said...

These girls have some skills!!! LOVE the quilts!