Yes, Grandma celebrated her new birthday and the quilt is not finished. Yes, it’s bad. And yes, I am procrastinator. I promise in 5 years I will definitely be finished.
But my fabric obsession has spawned the little one to also have a fabric obsession. Every time I go to JoAnn Fabrics (which is not often), O requests that I get her a fat square as well. Usually she picks like 6, but she is told to narrow down to 2. She too is making a quilt for her dollies. And when letter Q show and tell came up, she brought in her quilt (aka fat square). Each weekend she asks me if she can cut her fabric. It pains me to randomly start cutting without rhyme or reason. So I explain to her, well, let’s come up with a project.
Let me tell you, it’s pretty hard to come up with a fabric project for a 4 year old who can’t use a needle. But I have persevered. I checked online, and some of the stuff was pretty silly, but I guess the toddler limitations are many!! And she is also practicing her scissors skills, which means that each square she cuts is pretty butchered up. She tries.
A few weekends ago, and I was folding the 6 loads of laundry, O came down and I got her started on her first fabric project. I cut a piece of cardboard, and drew a ladybug on it. Then I gave her my fabric remnants (because I keep every tiny piece… you never know when you might need it…like now) and I traced the shape on the fabric with chalk, and she cut it and glued it on the cardboard.
I forgot to take a picture of the final masterpiece. I will updated tonight after I photograph it!