I clearly recall telling anyone who would listen that my first-born child (son) was just going to have to love quilting so that I wouldn’t hear any complaining when I visited quilt shops. Although I haven’t fared much better at the quilt shop than I do at the grocery store, I’m fortunate enough that he loves all things mechanical……sewing machines are no exceptions. Dear daughter happily does whatever I do, which is a delightful blessing.
What a great day it was to have both children working happily on their very own quilts. They both managed to learn some basics- front sides together, finding the edge of a foot as their guide, alternating colors/patterns, etc.
I found these 5″ pre-cut squares in what is called a Charm Pack at the Fat Quarter Shop. I didn’t have the same luck finding an assortment of boyish patterns in a neatly packaged stack, however a deep dive into my old stash of juvenile fabrics proved to offer a sufficient assortment to choose from. They are both so proud of themselves and I am filled with joy watching them share in my passion.