Saturday, February 16, 2013

My two young apprentices

The time has finally arrived.  The first two of my Grandies asked to do some sewing.


I had planned to work on this quilt for Chookyblue's Caring with Quilts collection.

However, when Kai (7 year old) asked if he could sew something, and then found some stray UFO 4 patch squares in my sewing room, how could I refuse.
 First off, he joined 2 squares, which we turned through to make a very small quilt.
 Then he moved on to making a bigger one with borders and backing, for his favourite Teddy Bear, Pikelet.
 He even insisted on ironing it. (that is the backing fabric).  I hovered very closely - I am sure Mum would not be impressed if I returned him with iron burns.
When he had finished that he found some "rainbow"  hand embroidering thread (variegated) so wanted to do some hand sewing as well.  So not only was it his first time at the machine, and ironing, but also hand embroidery as well.

Of course Charlie (5 years old) wasn't going to be left out.
He also made a small 4 patch quilt,
 Followed by his quilt for his Teddy Bear, Charlie Bear.  Charlie, being younger, lost concentration much quicker - he was much more interested in pressing buttons, lifting flaps and anything else he could fiddle with on the machine.  But he did finish his quilt.  His bear is much bigger, so we had to design a bigger quilt.

This is a typical Charlie pose.   Enough of this concentration stuff.

I am very impressed by their work.

It was such a hard day's work that Kai collapsed on the day bed with his Ipod.

12 comments:

Anneliese said...

Just wonderful for the kids ---and for you. You can be proud that grandies are interested in sewing. I am sure you fell asleep shortly after as well.

Jeanette said...

Wonderful seeing young people wanting to sew. Their quilts are lovely. Hugs,xx.

Chrissie said...

Fabulous little quilts, so lovely the youngsters are wanting to sew and so nice that you can share your love of sewing with them.

Noela said...

How lovely they are interested in what you do. Hope that keeps up as they get older. My Mum did stamps with my eldest and they developed the most wonderful bond. Hugs.....

Susan said...

I'm sure you all had a great day - with maybe a few nervous moments - in case...

Maria said...

What gorgeous quilt tops both boys sewed.. Well done guys.

EclectChic said...

That is so cute!!! I just showed Harry the photos of Charlie and Kai, and he was very excited to see them, and now he wants to make a quilt too. He loves quilts!

De said...

what a wonderful way to spend the day!

Fiona said...

how cute are those boys.. and what a wonderful nana you are ....
Hugz

Wendy B said...

just gorgeous Marilyn!!! How wonderful that the boys are interested and keen as well!! Get that younger generation keeping quilting going!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

shez said...

well done boys what a mighty job they did and i love your caring with quilt blocks Marilyn,well done.xx

Maureen Clare said...

What a gorgeous story to share. Having two boys sitting still long enough to produce lovely little quilts is wonderful. You are a special grannie to take photographs too