And the biggest part of my day being swept away . . . Trying to teach my daughter Paper Piecing!!! Jessica has been taking a Textile class this year and one of their final projects is paper piecing. And so of course I told her I could help her out :) And here is her finished project. A Tulip Potholder :) Super cute, just like her!!!
And yes, I am sure you are all looking at that little block and thinking why did it take the whole afternoon . . . you might recall, I am not the best at Paper Piecing. It makes my brain hurt every time, and here I am . . . trying to teach a left handed person how to paper piece and doing it all backwards. Being honest here . . there was for sure seam ripping, incorrect trimming (Jessi managed to cut off a piece she had just sewn on ;) , backwards pieces, a little fudging, and a whole lot of laughing (and maybe a few frustrated grunts here and there ;) I asked her if she liked Paper Piecing and she said "I Love It Mom" with this facial expression. But hey, we finished and she has a super cute pot holder to show for it that she made on her own and learned a new technique!! And I, well I have lots of memories and time with my daughter. Win-Win in my book!!!
And speaking of Jessi, during Spring Break last week, I got her to spend some time with me in the sewing room and she finished up her Stack and Whack quilt top that she started back here. Yes, as in started 2 years ago. You can see how much she has grown since the start. Now she just has to put it on the long arm and get it quilted up. I am hoping to work on that with her soon but it means I need to get my quilt off the long arm first.
So I best go get stitching ;)
But real quick, I have to say, getting to stitch with my kiddo's is such a blessing. I just love being able to pass on my love of all things quilting to my children. Once school gets done, if we are still all "staying at home" I see lots more sewing projects for our future. Luckily, I have enough fabric for them all and then some :)
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!