Yesterday I had a lovely day teaching one of my son's friends, Candy, how to quilt. Candy hadn't used a sewing machine since Year 8 in high school but she did a great job, she's a natural!
Despite the fact that my cold turned on me and threatened to take my voice away, we made it through and finished a little mini quilt. I recently won this lovely little quilt project on the Finding Fifth blog (thanks Fiona!)
and I thought it would be the perfect project for Candy to see if she liked the whole process and it turns out she does.
She was surprised though how long it all takes but really enjoyed seeing all the little bits of fabric turn into blocks and then into a quilt. First we started with a cup of tea (as you do!) and a Mars bar cookie for energy and then we practices rotary cutting and came out the other side with all our fingers!
Then she had a refresher on sewing machines and sewing straight lines!
Ta Da! A quilter is born!
Thanks also again to Fiona from Finding Fifth for the mini quilt kit, it was just the right thing for today!