I've been doing some more sewing with my five-year-old. Most of the time when he asks, "Momma, can we sew a quilt block?" I can't help but say yes! Of course, the little stinker always tries to break into my "best" fabric--prints that are already earmarked for a different project or project in the works. He did that again on Sunday when we were sewing, and even enlisted logic: "Look how much you have! I just need one small triangle..." How can I argue with that?!
Here's his latest block, made on Sunday. He started with a pile of gray, yellow and blue fabrics and then grabbed more colors as the block grew. The superhero capes in the background are party favors from his 5th birthday--more on those later.
Here's his (ever growing) collection of blocks so far. Most of them are wonkily/randomly pieced, because he's not quite ready to focus on the 1/4" seam yet! The top right block was made to copy the pattern in some fabric I used on his Christmas stocking; the wonky star was after I made one for the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild online challenge, and the bottom two blocks are his own design (yes, the heart one was made the week of Valentine's Day!).
He chooses all the fabrics (hence the candy corn fabric mixed with the hearts, and skeletons paired with Christmas trees), and decides where each piece will go and how wide it will be. I cut and press, and we sew together.
This is probably my favorite block, though I do like his latest one as well. I was trying to finish something, so I asked him to color a quilt block and then we'd make it in fabric. That's exactly what we did.
After he makes a couple more I'm planning to assemble them. Can't wait to see how this turns out!
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.
And getting ready for (hopefully the last round of) snow tomorrow! Ugh.
p.s. Thanks for all your suggestions about how to assemble my improve herringbone quilt! I can't wait to get working on it!