Monday, July 09, 2012

The Winner and a Question

Thanks to everyone who entered! There were 86 commenters, which is just fantastic. Love it. Without further ado, here is the winner!!

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Honestly, can I tell you how glad I was that it was number 8? I would hate to have to count to, say, 54. Now, who is number 8?

Lynne Tilley said...
Oh my, my favorite thing to make???? Well, it is usually whatever I'm working on at the moment. I just jump from quilts, to bags to bookmarks to zipper cases to pillows.... you get the idea. I just love to sew. Thanks for the chance to win!
tilleybl@aol.com

Yay for Lynne! I will email you directly!

Now for my question. Flower is here for the next 2 weeks. She has wanted to learn to quilt, and I think this is a fantastic opportunity. Can anyone give me some good teaching tips? She's 13 and doesn't have much sewing experience. And please, no one say "patience." Please. I will just lose it. 
I'm so funny.
And beautiful.

10 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Congratulations to Lynne and good luck with teaching quilting to Flower. Maybe just a very simple lap quilt would be a good place to start?

Kim said...

Congrats Lynne! With teaching, let her get a feel for the sewing machine first. Stress that mistakes will happen even when she's a pro, but that's what a seam ripper is for :) xoxo Kim

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I say start small with Flower, perhaps a mug rug or something like that (so you both don't lose your patience!). After she pieces the fabrics, quilts, and binds then you can reassess the situation. If need be you can send her my way for a lesson or two! :)

Jackie said...

k, that was totally funny!

do some stamping or crayon work on some blocks, do a nine patch and then cut it up to make a modified nine patch... and then make it 3D.. ok, kidding about the 3D part....

Mama Pea said...

Yay for Lynne! Start small. She can sew on paper first, even, if she's intimidated. For E's first project, I just had her sew together some 4.5" blocks cut from fabrics she liked. I never would have picked them, but she liked them, and it turned out great. We sewed like 20 of them together. 5 rows of 4 blocks, I think. We made a little doll quilt. I did a quick turn back/binding for her for a fast finish, and then we quick quilted by stitching in the ditches. Done. In one morning. It held her attention and was not intimidating. It was great. She still uses it with her dolls. Have fun, most of all! You could also have her do some fusing of shapes if she wanted to!

Lisa said...

Begin each session with prayer :)

Leslie said...

do some practice on a piece of felt if you think she needs it....i didi this when my Avery was little....but at 13 straight lines should be no biggie. keept it simple. maybe a 4 patch pattern, and small.

Thimbleanna said...

FINE! I was 46 or 48 or something like that (yes, I went back and counted but can't remember which it was.) 8 is just wrong. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong. (But congrats to your winner anyway.)

Now I'm over it. Well, not really, but you need help. If only you'd chosen MY number I'd have some great tips for you.

Haha. Just kidding. My advice is to do everything that Stephanie says. She has a daughter learning to sew. Being a mother of boys, I didn't win the girl drawing either.

Sheesh. I'm striking out all over.

LOL.

Rosa said...

Congrats to the winner and began with english paper piecig or any handquilting or a litlle pieces.

patty said...

@ Lisa. Good comment!