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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Scrapper Junior in training

     My 5 year old assistant (granddaughter) in holding quilts for photographs was looking through my box of 5" squares that I cut from scraps and leftovers. I asked her if she wanted to design a quilt. She said yes. We sat down with graph paper and looked at some quilt photos I had saved. We were able to modify one to use the 5" squares. I laid my big felt on the floor, and we started with the star. She chose all the yellows and then the dark bordering squares. Then she filled in all the other squares as we kept counting and rechecking our graph paper design that we colored with pencils. She was very insistent on only using one fabric once (Yes, she really is my granddaugher!), so I had to cut more fabric of her choosing in order to have them all different. 
     The quilt was laid out in my family room, and my bedroom has a door that looks out over the family room. So, we went upstairs and looked down at the quilt. I photographed it on my iPad and then she went back downstairs and moved things around until she was happy with it. She searched for the red heart fabric in the bottom right corner of the darks to make it final. We put the painters tape numbers on the top columns and I picked it up by columns to sew it web style. She balked at the sewing end and said she just designs them. Here is Jolene's layout:

6 comments:

Mystic Quilter said...

How nice to have a grand-daughter interested in quilting - well, the design part at least. She has done a good job and from what you write she certainly knows just how it has to be set out!

Debbie said...

How cute!!!! Cool design...and love her comment that she just designs them. I have seen a few of those around our quilting world too...lol. The young have a good design sense until the world hammers them down it seems.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is funny, she just likes the fun part - designing. So much like a lot of us that have been doing this for a long time. Once I know what the quilt will look like I want to just go off and design another too. Her quilt is very nice; she did a good job.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations to your grand daughter for a very well-laid-out quilt design. (and tell her I prefer designing, too)

Kathy S. said...

This is a very sweet quilt!

Vicki W said...

Oh my gosh, she's already delegating!