Let it not be said that my littlest daughter doesn’t finish anything! I am so proud of her and I think you can tell by the photos that she is pretty damned pleased with herself too! And most amazingly, all the photos were bribe-free! No hard cash, no ice creams…. nuffink!
She made the central quilt block – a double four patch – back in January. She sewed each little square by hand and made such a neat job of it. I can honestly say I wouldn’t have done any better myself!
So this weekend, when she asked if she could turn the block into a cushion cover I dutifully abandoned any sewing plans of my own, made a dash to the market for a cushion pad, and did some maths to work out the remaining blocks needed for the front panel and two for the envelope back pieces. Actually, the maths, was probably the most time consuming part of this project!
I had the powder blue linen in stash so this counts as a minor stash bust too…yay!
And Little Miss Ooobop! cleverly rooted through the button box to seek out these lovely purple buttons for the back.
She loved being the ‘master of the machine’! And as soon as she’d finished the cover she was practicing the different stitches for her next project!
It is so lovely to share a child’s enthusiasm. Especially when it is focussed on something so basic and traditional. I know I can’t push it too far. I so don’t want to put her off. She has to come to me with her own desire for crafting but I might just happen to plant a little creative seed of thought every now and then!
18 Replies to “Little Miss Ooobop’s Fabulous Quiltblock Cushion”
That is fabulous!
It’s great, isn’t it?!
It’s just beautiful . . . and I LOVE the photos! 🙂
Thanks PALM. Helped that she was really proud of what she made, otherwise those photos would have cost me at least an ice-cream!
She did an AMAZING job!!! Good for her!! 🙂
Thanks Stacy. She loved reading all these comments 🙂
What a great job she’s done!
Thank you 🙂 Have passed on your comment!
she did a fabulous job!! it looks wonderful, and the photos are so fun!
Thanks Jennie. She was so happy with the cushion… and all the lovely comments!
She did a fantastic job, the cushion looks great! 🙂
Thanks MarrieB. Passed on! 🙂
Clever girl! Love the colours and her hand piecing looks brilliant.
Thanks Tialys. I have to strike while the iron is hot. She is such a busy little thing!
what lovely work, and what a great idea to encourage gently by planting seeds then carefuly but not obviously nurturing them. She’s right to look so chuffed with herself (and her cushion).
Thanks Felicity. She was so chuffed with her cushion and all these lovely comments will help no end to spur her on for sure x
Thank you Donna G 🙂