Emily is my new best friend...and if I could have only had her stay with me a few more days I'm sure I could have legally adopted her somehow. Her mum and dad, the Aussies, are off performing some pseudo-camp duties with the girls from our church...at a resort-like home with every spa amenity you can think of...they call it a "high adventure" but there is nothing adventurous about it unless breaking a nail while jet-skiing qualifies! Anywho, Emily needed a place to stay for one night before she herself left to go camping - actual camping that involves sleeping in a tent and eating charred food. So I had her for one day and she wanted to make a quilt...she came prepared with TWO FAT QUARTERS and asked if her quilt would be big enough to snuggle up in...for once, someone who spoke my language!
I did the cutting and had Emily at the machine - sewing as fast as any kid in any sweat shop in the world! She seemed to like it though - and I kept her plied with potato chips with lime and soda...great motivators!
Emily picked the "Brown Bear What Do You See" fabric (after a quick run to the quilt shop to supplement the 2 fat quarters!) and it was fussy cut and set with fabric squares from my stash. Em wanted to know why I had so much fabric until I told her to "shop in the stash" and then she got the picture!
The very proud Emily Ball with her very first quilt! She did 98% of the sewing and just look at how great this turned out! With a little luck this top will be quilted by the time Emily gets home from camp!