Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sewing

Yep, I finally got Elena's sewing machine out for her. She was mad because I only let her work the footpedal, but I was worried she would hurt herself til she got used to it. We made little pillows for her room. Shout out to Jess for sending the thread/bobbins and some material cause that's what we used, with the exception of one of the pillows. We used the material for the backing, but had stopped at a friend's house today while she was assembling two log cabin quilts. Elena was enthralled and my friend had an extra square she wasn't using-Elena then (I say this embarrassed cause the kid knows better) asked for more-I told Elena how rude it was and she said she knew, but loved the square and colors so much-yes, she came home with 8 of em. At first I was going to try and join them all, etc, but I don't have any experience quilting, so I agreed to make a small pillow for now and then maybe later use six of the squares for a bigger pillow.




All three




Log Cabin Square




Bag of Log Cabin Square

10 comments:

Mimi said...

Cute pillows!!
you know, your posting about sewing reminded me to get some linings done too and most of all to grab a sewing machine. I borrowed my mom's (electric, Singer) and I'm pretty sure she'll forget about it, and it will be mine ;)

Crochet Goddess said...

Great pillows, you and Elena did a wonderful job.

Priscilla said...

The pillows are very cute! And how wonderful that Elena is taking an interest in sewing and quilting!

Linda said...

All of the pillows are so colorful, and no wonder Elena fell in love with the log cabin squares. It's one of my favorite designs. I think you have another Fiber Freak in the making.

Marvie said...

Oh that's just too darn pretty! Ya'll did a great job =)

Now... my couch needs new pillows, ya interested? ;)

Madelyn said...

Those pillows are adorable. You and Elena have been busy beavers. Kudos to you both, I'm jealous.

KnitXcorE said...

how cute! I love that log cabin square, elena has a good eye. i would have asked for the extras too :-)

April said...

You and Elena were busy! The pillows are darling and I bet she loves them. Love the Log Cabin one.

Priscilla said...

Great job on the pillows. Most sewing and quilt shops have lessons for little ones like Elena. I bet she would like it too.

Kel said...

very cute! Elena's room is styling now =)

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