The new generation
As much as I love sewing these days, I love it even more when I see my children trying to sew too. Tomás watches every move I make when I am at the machine and knows what the different presser feet are for, how to thread the machine and much more. He has even thought of making me a special sewing machine when he is older and becomes an inventor! Here he is with his safety glasses on.
In the summer both my children and one of their friends quilted their own placemats using the “quilt-as-you-go” technique. I did all the rotary cutting, the binding and most of the ironing, but the actual quilting was all their doing. They loved being able to choose which fabrics they would use. They came out looking great, and they use them now on a daily basis.
The latest news is that Ana is making a quilt for her American Girl doll. She has chosen to piece tiny squares, which is a bit challenging, but I think that (after some initial frustration) she will be OK. I told her that she could use my old machine and that if she and Tomás got good at it, this could be their machine to keep. So far this she has sewn a few strips. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.