"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Summer quilts

As a kind of summer project, the kids and I decided to make quilts for their beds. Each one gets to pick out their own material and Myshel and Vance got to "design" the look of theirs. Myshel and Vance are getting better at sewing, so with a little help they'll be able to make their quilts pretty much on their own. They both even know how to tie a quilt! Obviously, this is McKaylie's quilt. She was the lucky one to get hers done first. I did most of the work on this one, but McKaylie was sure to supervise every chance she got. I really like the way it turned out and so does McKaylie. We even had enough material left over to make a matching pillowcase. (We actually have lots of homemade pillowcases at our house, because that was the first thing that Myshel and Vance learned to sew!) The kids are having fun designing and sewing the quilts and they're not only learning about sewing and quilting, but they're learning some math skills, too! Sneaky, aren't I?!

1 Comment:

marie said...

Awww...what a cute quilt!

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