Quilting, stitching, crocheting


Monday, January 24, 2011

Sewing Lesson with my niece ...

Today I had the wonderful joy of giving my niece (NJ) her first sewing lesson.  We went to the fabric store and she got the needed notions of pins, scissors, thread etc.  We picked out a pattern and fabric for her first project ... diaper cover for her baby boy who is about to have his first birthday celebration.

At her house I had to get familiar with her new machine, so I could then show her how to use it.  It took a little time, but we figured it out and she got to sew her first straight line.  Exciting !!  By that time, I had to leave to pick up my DGD:T.  I will be going back on friday so we can put it all together.

Apparently her husband loved the quilts I brought to show them when she first got her machine.  So eventually she wants to make a quilt.  Yeah !!

In the meantime I have been working on finishing up my WIPs from 2010.  I decided to have a big pinwheel party ... all my borders and sashing will be pinwheels.  I have well over a 100 of them going all at once ... assembly-line style ....

Above is about half of the completed pinwheels with Moda charm pack of Swell (older line of fabric).  I added the solids.  This is what got me started on the pinwheel idea to also use for borders.

Well I am having difficulty uploading anymore pictures.  Stay tuned I will be back to finish but it is late tonite.

Love and hugs, Joanne