grandma's sewing camp

Grandma’s Sewing Camp

We started my Grandma’s Sewing Camp a week or so ago and the girls absolutely loved it!

This year my three oldest granddaughters are making a rag quilt for themselves!grandma's sewing campMy oldest granddaughter loves to sew and she is great with picking out fabrics that go together.  

So the two of us went up to Thimbles and Thread Quilt Shop and picked out all the fabric for everyone!

She knew what everyone’s favorite color was, so she hand picked each fabric!grandma's sewing campThis cute granddaughter had not sew very much…but boy, did she take off!  I was amazed with how quickly she picked it up!DSC_9848These are the fabric choices that we picked for her.  

Her favorite color is a turquoise blue.  We added some grays and whites and I think this quilt is going to be darling!grandma's sewing campI could not get everyone together all at the same time, so we chose for the same day!!!

 These two sewed all morning long and got a lot done on their quilts!grandma's sewing campI told the girls that you could never…ever…sew without treats!!! :)  

They had lots of choices to choose from, but were really too busy to eat very many of them!grandma's sewing campAfter we all went to lunch together, this granddaughter started sewing her quilt.grandma's sewing campThese are the colors that we chose for her!  She loves them!grandma's sewing campThese two went to town all afternoon and were able to get all of their squares sewn with an “X” through the middle of each square!grandma's sewing campAnother blue choice for my oldest granddaughter.  

With a bit of difference in the blue colors and black instead of gray and it makes it a whole different look to the quilt.grandma's sewing campSo these are all the squares that they sewed at Grandma’s Sewing Camp!

We now need to find a two-day spread that we can get together with a sleep-over to sew all of these fun squares together!

What fun things have you been doing this summer?

Thanks for Visiting!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

9 thoughts on “Grandma’s Sewing Camp

  1. Love this! Can you give us some basic directions for the quilt? How big are the squares, is there batting in the middle, etc. Love those color choices!!

    1. Joyce, The squares that we used are 10 x 10″ and the batting in between is 9 x 9″. Each girl has 11 different colors. They sewed 44 blocks, but will only need 42 for their quilts. They will have 6 blocks across and 7 down. I will give a detailed post on how to make the quilts as soon as they get theirs all done. But this should be enough to get you started if you are wanting to start cutting!

    1. Amy, You are welcome, thanks for taking the time to write you kind comment and for your sweet support. Hope you have a great day!

  2. Great idea. Do you have the instructions for the quilt? I would love to do this with my granddaughters. I really like the girls choice in colors, and your choice in snacks.

    1. Vickie, The squares that we used are 10 x 10″ and the batting in between is 9 x 9″. Each girl has 11 different colors. The fabric is the same on the front and back of each square with one layer of warm and natural batting in between. They each sewed 44 blocks, but will only need 42 for their quilts. They will have 6 blocks across and 7 down. I will give a detailed post on how to make the quilts as soon as they get theirs all done. But this should be enough to get you started if you are wanting to start cutting! And…of course…you have to have good snacks!!! :)

  3. I am on the same page with you! I am just starting my granddaughter on the sewing machine but she is really taking to it. I was thinking something like a rag quilt when she is ready. She is 7. Unfortunately she lives 250 miles away (not complaining – I know it could be worse!! I think it is fabulous that your granddaughters are able to get to grandma camp! It is all about making memories!

    1. Jean, I hope that you will be able to teach your granddaughter how to sew. It is so much fun. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind comment. I really appreciate hearing from you. Happy Sewing!

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