Quilting Girls . . .

Nine patch quilts are something that rings through my head when I think of eight-year-old Laura Ingalls, tucked in a make-shift cabin with her family, braving the trials of pioneering across the vast United States. So why not have our group of seven and eight-year olds make their first nine patch quilts. Of course we have a speedy sewing machine to aid us in the process, but there was still the careful measuring, and cutting, and chatter chatter chatter that went along way in making it feel just right. 
 They each carefully decorated their cardboard measuring square . . . 
Chose out their fabric from our endless scraps . . .
Did lots of ironing . . .
 Laid them out just right . . . 
 Used the sewing machine all by themselves . . . 
 Sometimes with a little help from a fellow quilter . . .
 And tada . . . A mini nine patch quilt just right for a doll . . .

                                                                             ~ Marica

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