The years went by and I had not made the quilt. Spring 2011 I wrote to her mother asking if Jordan might be interested at this stage of life in taking a week with me to make a quilt using those very fabrics that she had selected years ago. I wondered if I could teach a 13 y.o.! ?? Long-story short...the reality was this week!
Here are the fabrics...
and Jordan starting to figure out what she wants to use.
I chose a four-patch posie so she could have a bit of fun putting the kaleidoscopic blocks together. With the variety of fat quarters we had a bit of scrappiness too, so she got to select various prints and put them together in a pleasing way. By far these parts of the decisioning process were her most fun. Kaye England's 'English Tiles' quilt seemed like a great way to use the four-patch posie and give me some space to quilt as well. (Jordan's mum's family is of British origin so this seemed especially appropriate.)
I was impressed with Jordan's spatial recognition and ability to quickly learn both visually and audibly. Although when the TV was on, it was a bit of a distraction, she still made good progress and she completed the quilt in 4.5 days.
Here is the progression... Making four-patch posies with 4 identical cuts of fabric.
Adding strips of green on two sides.
Then add the corner stones to strips of green and then add those strips to the opposite side of the blocks.
Jordan selected some of the pinkish and redish fabrics to make a scrappy binding and did a completely by machine binding of the quilt.
Here is the finished product! So proud of her!
She has named it 'Beaucoup de Roses' -- Many Roses in French.
|Mom Lucy, Jordan and friend Michael|