There are few things in life more satisfying than passing on something to the next generation. Something meaningful, unique and special that only you can teach. For me, its teaching my granddaughter to quilt. And this year, she FINALLY turned 6 so I thought she was old enough to make her first quilt.
We went to the fabric store where she picked out 4 different batiks that she loved and I cut them into 4″ squares. She sewed these squares into larger squares of 4 fabrics and then into rows. It took her 3 days because her energy level and concentration changed each day and I wanted her to have fun so I didn’t force her to achieve something each day.
Today, she saw the end in sight and worked for several hours, completing the piecing of the top and then moving on to the layering of the batting and backing. We “quilted” the quilt together and then I put on the binding and it’s done. She loves it and so do I. She is an amazing kid. And her first quilt is much better than my first quilt that I made when I was 58 years old!!!