Sewing fills my days, not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets. ~Author Unknown
This above quote describes my formal dining room over the last several weeks.
Well, anyway, before Thanksgiving break, the Little Ones were all working on their quilts for the National Quilt School block challenge. Go Here for Details So, now that the Little Gentleman's quilt is finished I will show you the details.
The Little Gentleman wanted a truck for his quilt. Absolutely must be a truck or a tractor!
Nothing else will do!
So, he drew a truck and then cut out the paper. The Paper was pinned to the fabric and cut out.
He also did some free hand drawing on fabric as well.
He had to use 3 fabrics.This year the three fabrics were (1) a black one with orange spots, (2) a purple fabric, and (3) the green fabric with a tad bit of orange.
So, after talking it over we decided the truck should go up an incline.
Because, this was his first time using a sewing machine, could not do a straight line with out my help or keeping the pedal from zooming, (speeding up and slowing down) nor could he reach the pedal, he ended up sitting on my lap to do the straight line extremely slowly and to sew a zig -zag stitch around his truck, his sun and his cloud. I did the pedal and helped him with the turning. The zig zag stitch is perfect for this project because it hides all their little oops! And, since we go over it twice it hides even more "oops!"
He picked out brown buttons for the tires and with help stitched them in place.
(That would be his monkey friend helping him with the project. It was stuck in the back of his shirt for several hours.)
He helped tack on blowing wind which he did with ribbon.
Then, Daddy drew a blow moon face on a paper cloud.
He patiently traced it by putting the white fabric over the paper.
Again, with help, he sewed a face on the cloud with black embroidery floss.
A white button was put in place as well.
The only problem now is he likes it so much he doesn't want to send it off to the competition.
He wants to make it into a pillow right now!!
* See how uneven his truck is (at the bottom) a true cutting, drawing creation! ;) This project requires lots of breaks for his age. It took him 3 days and they were not consecutive days.