Last year when I was visiting I introduced Sierra to sewing on a sewing machine. She made a pillowcase. You can see that post here. She did so much better this time around. She says she was a little afraid of the sewing machine last year. I do believe she has gotten over that fear now.
|Sierra piecing her quilt.|
|Hair pulled back for some serious sewing.|
We went to Joann's so she could pick her own backing and binding. The fabrics she chose made it truly hers own. I did not give her any guidance in choosing. She had free rein. I love her choices. She picked a deep pink polka dot for the binding. She did almost all the pin basting herself. I told her to spread out her hand and put a pin where her thumb touched. She measured every time, too.
We had intended to tie the quilt with yarn. But, neither of us liked it. We didn't have much time and had no walking foot for her machine. So, I brought it home with me and quilted it for her. She did such a great job with the pin basting, there were no puckers in the backing. That's quite a feat.
|The finished quilt.|
Look how great those star points are. No flat ends for her. That is so awesome for a first time quilt piecer!
|Close-up of quilting.|
|Sierra and her quilt.|