Monday, January 23, 2012

Like Mom...Like Daughters!

I have one ultimate goal in life when it comes to my daughters....and that is to turn them into quilters ;o)

The other day we cleaned up an area downstairs and Brittany and Brooke wanted to use that area for their sewing.  They did up a couple of quilts over the weekend and I think they were having fun...he..he.. of course a little nudging from MOM!


This is one of the quilts they did up.  We went to our local Joanne store and they bought a little charm pack...cut them in half....sewed them to a white piece of the same size.  Originally we were going to have them floating with some white sashing and borders in between...but after they lay ed them out like this, it turned out to be a really cool design.


The girls did a straight wavy line for the quilting.



This is Brittany...first time on the Long Arm!  It was really scary for her at first, but she felt more comfortable as she went. 


Brooke is quilting a swirly loop....she had to stand on a stool so she could see better and reach the handles better.  


They both had fun...they've been asking me for quite a long time if they can use my longarm, so finally we had some time yesterday for them to use it!  They were wondering how I could ever get tired of longarming, because it's SO MUCH FUN!!  


After we were done quilting, they thought that was it!  Oh no... I reminded them about the binding and they didn't think that was necessary and to just cut the quilts off and leave the binding off.  Of course I would not let that fly....I reminded them that that's all part of quilting!  So we managed to get the one binding done so far.

They are going to hang it up on their wall today!

...oh and I thought this was funny... Brittany told me when she went to bed the other night all she could do was think about her quilts and was excited to work on them the next day.  I told her she caught the "quilt bug" and that's what I do ALL THE TIME!

I'm linking up today to Canoe Ridge Creations Sew Modern Monday for the Girls!  Good Job girls, I'm so proud of you!


~Jenny, Brittany and Brooke~

21 comments:

janice said...

You are one lucky Mom. I have been trying for years to get my girls interested in quilting. Both have done one project and I think they really enjoyed it. They left the long arm sewing up to me. Someday I hope that quilt bug will bite!

Karin said...

You are SO lucky to have daughters to teach to quilt! I am SO jealous! I had two sons (neither could give a rats you-know-what about quilting of course). Seeing your girls quilting makes me wish I would have tried just ONE more time for a girl :)

Judi said...

That is so fun! I keep telling my daughter that she can use my long arm as soon as she can reach the handles - never thought of a step stool! Your daughters have the perfect teacher!

Quiltification said...

They've done a fabulous job. They (and you) should be so proud.

Pat said...

Fabulous quilts, fabulous girls, fabulous mom!

Kathy said...

Your an awesome mom!! Makes me wish I had girls to share my quilting passion with.. but my boys love the quilts I make them so that give me a pretty good feeling.
They are really concentrating on what their doing... you must have been grinning from ear to ear watching them.

Aunt Marti said...

Jenny what a great post! My niece is coming to Colorado this summer to learn to quilt (we picked out the fabric last Fall, "Ooh La La"). It never occurred to me that she could use my new long arm machine, too. More fun!

Heather D. said...

Very very cool! How fun for you.

**nicke... said...

i can't wait to do the same thing with my little girl! what a fun weekend for you all!

Pam said...

love it ...they are long arm naturals and fast just like their mom!! xoxoxo

LynCC said...

Fun! LOL!!! The binding not being necessary. . . ;D

RobinStar Quilting said...
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RobinStar Quilting said...

You are a great Mom!

Lisa D. said...

What a great gift to share with your daughters! They look like they are naturally talented, too!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness how fun!

KristaKay said...

OK, jealous that I've never even touched a long arm... these girls are so lucky to have you as a mama!

Great work, Mom!

MariQuilts said...

How fabulous...you have beautiful daughters, how exciting that they want to quilt. I've been teaching my daughter-in-law how to use mine,it's great.

Mom said...

It was such a treat to see my granddaughters enjoying their quilting projects. I haven't seen them in almost two years which is way too long. Love you all.

Mom said...

It was such a treat to see my granddaughters enjoying their quilting projects. I haven't seen them in almost two years which is way too long. Love you all.

Ethne said...

It's an amazing gift being able to share your love of crafting with others, and being able to share it with your children, have them love it and want to do and learn more, is really the icing on the top. Your heart must be bursting with pride, at their successful first attempts, and at joy that they want to do more. Long may the creative juices flow in your household.

Think Outside the Box said...

Jenny how wonderful that your daughters have caught the quilting bug! It must be such a thrill to have passed on your passion to the next generation. I have two daughters also and while they love my quilts neither one of them has shown an interest in trying it for themselves.