Isn't the dream of every mother who sews to eventually have a daughter follow in her footsteps? Well, I finally got my wish! This week, my 15 year old worked off and on for three days to piece the front of this beautiful quilt, with NO HELP at all from me. I'm so proud. When she announced last week that she wanted to make a quilt that she saw in a book, I took her out right away to my favorite fabric stores and let her pick out the fabrics. Yes, I have plenty of fabric in my stash, but I really wanted this to be HER quilt, and her tastes in colors and patterns run a bit different from mine. So we bought the majority of what she needed. However, she did find a few prints in my hoard that worked into her color scheme.
Here's the book which features the quilt she did on the front cover. We found it at our local library.
And here's a close up of the squares. Didn't she do a great job in matching up all the corners? I'm so impressed. This quilt isn't finished yet--it still needs batting and a backing. We will head out again tomorrow for a cozy flannel for the back. I always back all the quilts I make with flannel...they are just so soft and warm. She plans on "stitching in the ditch" to secure the layers. I will be sure to post more pictures when it is completely finished. This is one proud mama!