If you read this post you’ll know that Drew has been working on a secret project for the past couple of weeks. Well, yesterday he finally finished it… or I should say “We” finally finished it.
He pieced the whole thing together, often while I was at work.
I would come home and find more and more completed blocks up on the design wall. He amazed me with how organized he was. The pink things are post-it notes he numbered in order to keep all the blocks in order.
He did most of the sewing on our little Singer Featherweight. I love this machine – not only because it’s so light and portable, but this is what Drew learned how to sew on. There is nothing fancy about this machine. Just a straight stitch, forward and backwards, any 6 year old could manage this machine – and he is proof.
Once we pinned it he thought he would try quilting it. I brought up my big Janome quilting machine and, bless his heart, he tried. But, after about 10 minutes gave up and that’s where I stepped in. I used a spiral design to quilt this together and then added the binding.
As soon as I was done he wanted to take pictures of it. I love these pictures, you can see how happy he is to have his quilt done.
He even took a victory lap around the back yard.