Monday, February 18, 2013

Sowing While You Sew--Week 6 Guest Post

Daisy Chain Creations
(If you are new to the series, check out the past couple of weeks)
(Wondering what it is all about, check out the intro)
This week's Guest Post is from the lovely Elizabeth, from over at Simple Simon & Company.  She is showing us this stunning quilt that her daughter helped her create (I just love the colors!).  Quilts and blankets are the focus this week and are one of the perfect things to make for donating to local charities.  Just think what they signify, warmth and comfort, something that those going through trying circumstances always need.  Throughout the week I'll be highlighting different ways to make them as well as some charities that accept them as donations.
Quilts are also a great beginner project because the level of involvement can vary with your child's abilities.  It can range from just helping to pick out the fabric, to sewing the pieces together to actually learning how to quilt it.
So without further ado, here is Elizabeth:

Hi! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law who blog at Simple Simon and Co.  During the last month or so, my oldest daughter and I have been changing her room into a "big girl" room.  She chose the colors raspberry, pink and orange....and being the mother I am, added gray into the color scheme so I would have a color to paint the walls ;).

My absolute favorite part about the room re-do (which we are almost done with---we are just waiting for the perfect dresser to thrift and paint) has been the quilting project that we have been working on together.  She picked out the fabrics, I cut them out and made them pinwheels using this great tutorial for making 8 HST at a time and she helped me piece and sash the pinwheel blocks.

She was so excited last week when we got the quilt back from the quilter.  She was absolutely thrilled.  We still have to bind it, which she can help sew and iron the bias binding; but I think I get the hand-stitching job---which will keep me busy during some TV nights this next week.

The quilt itself is 79 by 89 inches, which is a generous twin sized quilt.

And I am so happy to see how proud she is of her quilt.  I am hoping she will remember the experience for many years to come.

Enjoy sewing with your children.....what great memories to make!


Simple Simon & Co



  1. How exciting!! My daughter was NOT interested in any sewing when she was smaller. She did learn from me how to cross stitch & LOVES it even tho she gets teased by Gal Pals her age for doing Granny stuff. She is 27 & JUST now getting into "Girly" stuff like bright colors & flowers & dressing like a female w/ a GREAT 27 yr old body!!! Now that she is on her own she is learning to cook better & so wants to be "just like me"! *insert beaming grin here* When she comes home next she wants to partake in some sewing for a sister who just had our first Granbaby! I am so happy. Sure she catches on like your Daughter.



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