Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Next Generation

When my daughter, Megan, was a little girl we sometimes did sewing projects together. She was quick to learn to use the sewing machine, actually pushing the foot pedal to the floor.  Her normal speed was "fast"! At eleven, Megan made her first quilt, picking out Amish colored solids to fashion a simple nine patch.  The second quilt came a good ten years later, in college......a plaid flannel rag quilt. Now a mommy, expecting her second child in a few months, Megan is proving herself to be "her mother's daughter"....the next generation of quilter. Megan has designed and pieced a twin quilt for little Lula to use when she moves to a "big girl" bed. Yesterday, guess who was learning to machine quilt?
I use a Juki machine on a Grace quilting frame to quilt most of my quilts.  Today Megan practiced on one of the Rwanda Quilts (which she also pieced). She still loves to put the pedal to the floor (or hand, in this case)!
The "cursive e" design is something Megan thought of and I think it is a wonderful first pattern for machine quilting.  It was smooth and easy and really cute when finished. I'll have to add this to my list of overall quilting designs. 
I love having my daughter as my quilting buddy!  It makes me really happy!!  Great job, Meg!


  1. My daughter sewed with me growing up and made her first quilt when she was in high school. She has now moved on to corporate America and I am left with the memories.

  2. That would sure make me happy too!! What a blessing for you!

  3. How fun to quilt with your daughter! I hope that my daughter will continue to be interested in sewing as she grows up. And BTW, I love your daughter's quilting pattern; great idea!

    Jennifer :)

  4. How wonderful to have the next generation learning. I'm still hoping to have one in my family.

  5. How fortunate you are to have a daughter nearby, and one whose heart is taken with quilting, like yours. And five grandchildren too!? You are blessed.

  6. I have a 10 year old daughter who sews since 7 so I understand what you mean. We discussed fabrics together since selecting fabrics always give me headaches - I guess that means our fabric stash is too much! Warm wishes from us to you & Megan, from Tokyo, Japan!