Little by little I've been catching up with my quilting swaps and bees. Today, I managed to finished Miss Kendall's block. Her quilt from "Quilt around the world" is coming along nicely. It's filled with rusty tones of orange and splashes of blue, purple, and red here and there. Since I saw her first block I decided I wanted to make a tin man block for her. To me this is a kind of a playful block, perfect for this young lady who is so creative a talented. Take a look at her blog, and here is her flickr too...
It's a tiny block only 8.5in by 10 in. I found the instructions in this book
101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts by Judy Hopkins and Nancy Martin. Another thing that I managed to do today was to sit with this little miss, and I helped her start a tiny quilt. Today she learned how to measure and cut her little 5X5 in. pieces of fabric. She learned what a 1/4 of an inch seam allowance is. She sewed the pieces together, and fearfully ironed them.
She's in the process of hand quilting the whole 9X9 inch thing eager to jump into the next step: how to sew the bias tape around it. I love our little crafty moments. Far from wishing she falls in love with what I love to do, I love the togetherness it brings to us.