Saturday, 27 October 2007

Sewing Class II

Aimee and Jessica saw the pictures on my blog of James & Jasmine's quilts and asked if they could make one too when they came to stay for a few days. They are a bit younger (4 and 2) so we were less ambitious for these quilts. They chose the pink background fabric and some pieces of ready vlisofixed fabric which we cut into shapes. They arranged the shapes on the background and carefully ironed them on. Then they helped me choose the backing and layer it with some cotton batting. I pinned them all together and then we quilted them. Aimee is big enough to reach the foot pedal while seated and did sew a few rows at a careful speed, steering between the safety pins. Jessica wasn't tall enough to reach the pedal and watch the fabric so she did the pedal bit and I steered. Aimee thought that looked like good fun so then they both did the rest of their quilts by holding down the foot control while I steered! After I had trimmed them square, under supervision, we did a quick edging with a zig zag stitch.

5 comments:

Chris and Sarah said...

Cool mum and i love the photos!!! Jess looks so cute trying to copy Aimee's expression and we love the smile on her face in the otdher one too. aimee looks nice and proud =)

Janice said...

excuse me, that's Jessica, not Jess. She corrected Aimee today and Aimee checked with me if she had to call her Jessica or could she call her Jess. I said she had to say Jessica if that's what Jessica wants. So she did. And Jessica told me "Aimee called me Jessica!"

Chris and Sarah said...

YAY!! how cute. Am glad Aimee did and that Jessica was so thrilled.

oh we have exciting news for the girls when we get home, Shell and her two girls are coming to visit for 3 nights at the end of November, so the girls will have to share rooms with them - should be lotsa fun (with a bit less sleep that normal...)

Helen said...

Cool bananas! (or should that be Pink Fizz?)

gwensmom said...

Those two redheads are adorable!