Thursday, October 02, 2008

Kid-Made Quilt Swap Is A Go!

So, it has come into being. I posted in my two swap groups, and got enough responses to start a little swap group of our own.

Andrew started making his quilt. His original plan was to make this giant quilt -- about four feet by four feet. I have pared it down to something closer to 25 inches for the quilt swap, and then we'll have enough left over strips to make a little lap quilt for him to use in the car, if he's still interested in sewing after he's done his first one.

He, of course, thinks that if 7 or 8 kids are participating, he should get 7 or 8 quilts. But thats just typical 4 year old thinking. He will be quitle happy just to get a package in the mail, I think.

We're started sewing and he's already getting better at sewing straight lines. We're using a 5/8 inch seam just because its the biggest line on the sewing machine guide and the easiest to follow. We sewed for a few days, and right now we're taking a break. I think that playschool days are too busy already for him to have the concentration left over for learning anything new. Still, its a fun start.

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