A Proud Dad II
How special is it when you get to sew with a loved one? I find it so, so rewarding, especially when you haven’t had to tie them to the chair, threaten their lives with your seam ripper, or ask that they at least pretend to enjoy basting your hexies with a smile rather than a look of sheer terror on their face. So, so rewarding.
Well, that happened this weekend, y’all! My daughter Charlotte came over for a visit, and she needed an emergency birthday gift for her mum. Now, I could have made something for her to gift, but it wouldn’t have had that same “I made this for you…” ring to it. Instead, I suggested Charlotte make her mum a pillow; I would only direct and teach, and she would construct. She eagerly agreed. Charlotte raided the blue scrap bins to match her mum’s bedding, I suggested half-square triangles, and we were off!
This was 13 year-old Charlotte’s first time making an entire project by herself, and colour me impressed. I promise, I didn’t do a stitch of this pillow! She cut all her fabrics, made all the HSTs, trimmed all thirty-six of them, laid out the design, stitched them all together, ironed and nested her seams appropriately, quilted the pillow-top, squared it up, assembled it to the top-stitched seamed backing fabric, turned it inside out and viola: 16″ pillow, thank you very much.
Girl’s got skills. Proud doesn’t even begin to describe. You can read about our last sewing adventure in my original “A Proud Dad” post. Maybe this could be a series, at least, I hope so.
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(Am I allowed, even if I didn’t make this?)