Katelyn (9 year-old grand-daughter) had a great time sewing on her first project, a full-length apron. She loves to help me cook when she visits so I know it will get used often. She could not believe I was going to let her sew "by myself?" Yes, Dear... I was about your age when my mom taught me to sew. Here she is sewing the straps for the apron.
And here is the completed project, complete with cat fabric pockets. She was VERY proud of the finished project. She says she is going to "quilt like Granny Kat" soon.
Next is my daughter Jennifer. She has just started quilting in the last year. Most of her quilts have been baby quilts for friends. This one is a pattern taken from Quiltmaker magazine. Jenn pieced the top and I quilted it using Jodi Beamish's Angel Wings panto.
She is enjoying quilting so much she is already planning on 3 more projects. She is very good about finishing one project before starting another one... I greatly admire her self-control. That means NO UFOs!
I am so thankful that both of "my girls" share my interest in quilting.
And lastly, I wanted to share a few pictures of spring flowers in LA. These are called wild azaleas. My grandmother always called them "pink honeysuckle", but they are a bush rather than a vine like honeysuckle. They are my very favorite blooming thing in our woods right now.
Have a wonderful day, and share your interests with someone today... remember you are planting seeds for the next generation of quilters.