Sunday, March 13, 2011

Nelly's first patchwork

Nelly wanted to sew something.
– Okay, what do you want to make?
– I want to make what you make.
– Okay, lets have a look in my scrap box for fabric pieces.

Nelly choose gingham prints, added some vintage floral prints and polka dot fabric and started to play on the design wall. Moving it here and there, up and down. Enjoying herself.

I got her started on a couple of pieces, showing her how to line them up and put the pieces in the machine. In no time she was sewing piece by piece and row by row by herself.

She wanted to do the pressing "All by myself Mama!" and I think I was more nervous of this part of the job than the actual sewing... Iron burns can get really nasty... But she did very well. It is going to be a cushion. We finished it this evening but it is to dark for a photo shoot. So Nelly's first patchwork VOILA, has to wait a couple of days.  Stay tuned, it is really really pretty!

Ciao!
Annette

12 comments :

  1. Brilliant!!! I LoVe it when you can interest and inspire your children to have a go at what you are doing and just look at how well she has balanced out her colours and prints on the design wall and check out those great 1/4" seams your daughter has sewn! It's going to be a great first patchwork project!

    I checked out those blogs you recommended - loved the Applique one immensely - right up my street so thanks for letting me know!!

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  2. Det skall börjas i tid... :-) Hon har vält och kombinerat väldigt fina tyger, tycker jag.

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  3. Det är väl klart med dig som mamma så blir barnen lika duktiga!

    Spännande att få se resultatet...

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  4. Oohh..great work Nelly!You have a future like a teacher on patchwork!
    monica

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  5. Well done Nelly!!!! You are going to have some competition for the sewing machine now, Annette! x

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  6. Wow, Nelly! You are learning from the best, and doing quite a lovely job I must say :)

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  7. Oh this is amazing to see, how lovely to see Nelly working on her project! It really puts a big smile on my face: like mother like daughter, how nice to do this together!
    I can hardly wait to see the result...
    Have a great week,
    love Maaike

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  8. Lokking forward to seeing the finished item. The fabrics your daughter chose look so pretty .
    Jacquie x

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  9. Aaww...I just love it! :o) She is just to precious and I am looking forward to seeing her quilt when completed. :o)

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  10. Beautiful! Compliments to your daughter.
    Stimulating creativity, I believe, is always something children love.

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  11. AWE........WELL DONE NELLY. IT THINK THIS IS JUST THE START OF MORE TO COME. TIGHT HUGS

    CHELSEA

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  12. That's beautiful Nelly! What a fantastic fabric and color choice. You are a real talent!

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Annette

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