Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Last Saturday my granddaughter, Madeline (AKA Maddie) Yen and her friend, Ashley Aut, took a quilt workshop with me at Quilters by the Sea.  My friend, Carol Logue, a certified Quilt in a Day instructor, was teaching “Silent Star”, an Eleanor Burns pattern.   I decided to only make three of the stars and the ribbon border and turn it into a nice table runner.  It is about all I can manage at this time.  I completed two stars and a bit of the ribbon.

Since this was the girls first quilt class,  earlier in the week I had them work on a jelly roll quilt top to learn to sew a straight line and the basics of working a sewing machine.  Carol had them doing a Tossed Nine Patch, Eleanor Burns version of a Disappearing Nine Patch.  Maddie made 10 blocks and Ashley made 8 blocks.  Pretty darn good.  More than any of us got done.

But, look what they made using those blocks. 

Bags, bags, and more bags.  I’m so proud of them.  They are bringing home some pretty cool gifts.

Well done girls!

Quilt happy,



Khristina aka Khris said...

Fantastic...well done girls.
Hugs Khris

SewCalGal said...

What a fun time. I'm so happy you were able to attend a quilt workshop with the girls. Love your blocks (soon to be table runner) and the girls projects too. Great idea for them to make bags to give as gifts. Very cute!


Bev C said...

Hello Marilyn,

Wow, the girls have had a great time sewing whilst they are with you. Your table runner is beautiful, good luck finishing it.

happy sewing.

Pat from Florida said...

Well just how cool is this??? Love it. It's so heartening to see young gals starting out, and taking what they learned, and making something from it that's unique! Way to go!

hetty said...

Fantastic! Way to go girls. Love those bags. Wonderful that they had such a creative time with you and are bringing home such lovely gifts.

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

The girls did a great job and the bag idea was perfect.

Karen Mallory said...

They did a fabulous job and turned them into something they and their friends can use now!! Painters and quilters. Quite talented grands you have!
hugs Karen

Melinda said...

The bags are wonderful! You have probably started them on a life of bags like the rest of us. They look great with all the bags hanging on them - young bag ladies!

Vesuviusmama said...

New converts - how fun!

frantastic said...

Great! Our next quilting generation! Love those bags.

Susan said...

Yea for the girls! Your silent stars look great and their bags are so cute! What a fun day you all had. Wished I would have been there - Should have e-mailed you directly as apparently the e-mail I sent to verify if the class was still being held/location never was replied too.