My visitor last month was my mother who was here for 3 weeks. She watched me quilt for my class and was very excited by the whole process. She asked me to make a quilt for a friend of hers, as commission work. When I suggested that she could also learn to quilt, she was quite taken by the idea. At first, I thought I'd let her choose a charm pack to sew together as a baby quilt, but she doesn't really know anyone with babies, so we decided to increase the size to lap quilt for her couch by adding wonky sashing to the blocks.
She picked out 30 charms from the Tranquility series by MODA, navy gackground for the front and white for the back.
We took pictures of the different background fabrics to help her decide:
I cut the sashing fabric for her and explained how to sew the blocks together. She got almost all of them done here!
Next time I'm visiting her, I'll bring my cutting mat/cutter/ruler to let her square each block up and explain how to sew them together.
The back will be white with just 8 charm squares arranged in a 3-2-3 row layout. I have to buy more of the white fabric before I can cut those pieces, though.
She seems to like it a lot so far, so maybe we have another convert!!!
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