Friday, November 16, 2018

Peter's Outdoor Quilt

40.5" x  49.5"

Perfect time of year for this quilt finish. My boys all have to make one quilt top in their youth. This was supposed to have been Peter's quilt top. He is 10. He picked out the fabrics and was very excited to learn to sew. I always have them practice on some scrap pieces before sewing the real thing because fabric is expensive and I don't want them to mess up their quilt. 

Usually my children pick up sewing pretty quickly and are able to sew a decent quarter inch seam. Peter has 5 older siblings who have sewed before him (and one younger one), so I was surprised when he had so much trouble.  So much trouble that I didn't let him sew this quilt. I know you're going to tell me that I should have let him sew it anyway.  He will just have to try again next year when his coordination is better.

Since he wasn't sewing the top, I wanted to make it bigger. So he was happy to help me lay out more squares.  Of course he then wanted to make it into a twin size for his bed, but he already has a quilt on his bed so we agreed that it would be put in my shop for a while.

I know he doesn't look super happy in the picture, but he really was! It was his idea to get in the picture so you all could see him. We will be trying again next year and he is okay with that.  I think he should be helping me pick fabrics, don't you?

Linking with Busy Hands Quilts


  1. What great fabric choices, especially for a 10 year old. DOesn't matter that he's not quite a sewist yet, it will come in time. Definitely get his help picking fabrics whenever you can! :)

  2. Sometimes it takes more time for one person than the other and that is OK. He sure did a good job with the fabric choices!

  3. He did a great job picking the fabrics; they play together and are laid out so nicely. If he can make cookies, he'll do all right in life! :)


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