This is a picture of her and the quilt that started her interest in quilting.
Oh by the way..here is the official first quilt that she made for her American Girl doll. This is where she first practiced here 1/4 inch seams. As you can see she was really excited.
|This quilt started out as a place mat for someone who loves tea. She just could not stop sewing :).|
She persuaded me to quilt it using free motions quilting. I am a complete novice. Since we are only "just having fun", I knew she would be happy no matter how it turned out.
This is Jana in her own words!
|This is our sewing space.|
|I like to organize my pins by shape and color.|
|This is me sewing one of the blocks for my dad.|
|This is me ironing a block for my dad. I LOVE TO IRON!!|
Do you know someone my age who likes to sew?
Lastly we know it's posted on another page, but here is the first quilt Jana completed. It's the Craftsy Block of the Month for 2012. If you are familiar with the quilt you will realize we took a little creative license. There where some blocks she thought where too difficult, or just didn't like so we substituted with things she liked.
|I just love the quilting Sandy did on my quilt!|
|2013 Crafts BOM|
It is so hard to believe my granddaughter is "almost a teenager". She has all kinds of confidence and although she has friends to occupy her time, we still get together for sewing time. Somehow our roles are reversed. She used to press while I sewed. This weekend she was doing the piecing and I did the pressing.
I'm very proud of Jana. She pieced enough blocks to make this Quilt. The blocks where donated to Kevin the Quilters-Quilt of Valor project.
|Blocks for Quilt of Valor.|
How the years fly and the children grow. Update June 2016
|Jana is 14 now. We don't sew together as much as we did in the past, but I treasure the times we do get together.|
|Her current project-Purple Tumbler quilt.|