The two of us set to work cutting and sewing and pressing. It was the perfect quilt to work on with a partner. I did the cutting and pressing, and she did all the sewing. Within a couple of evenings we had the blocks all assembled. She then helped me arrange the blocks.
This week I was able to sew the blocks together, add the borders, quilt, and bind it.
Do you have a daughter/son, granddaughter/son, niece/nephew, or neighbor girl/boy that would like to learn to quilt? "Yellow Brick Road" is the perfect quilt pattern to do with a beginning quilter. It doesn't require any matching of seams while making the blocks, and they are able to see progress quickly. A smaller child who may not be able to use the sewing machine would enjoy helping you arrange the blocks.
I have put together kits for this quilt in a baby size, lap size, and full size. If the "Sweet Things" fabric collection isn't your favorite but you have your eye on a different fabric collection I carry, contact me, and I will create a custom kit just for you.
GiveawayDuring the month of February I will be giving away one $25 gift certificate to my quilt shop each Friday. To enter:
1. Leave me a comment telling me if you have ever helped someone learn to quilt or if there is someone you would like to teach to quilt.
2. For a second chance at the giveaway, follow my blog (if you aren't already a follower) and leave me a comment telling me how you are following (i.e. Bloglovin', e-mail, Google Friend Connect, etc.). There are places along the left side of my blog to enter your information to become a follower.
Please be sure to leave me a way in your comments to contact you if you are a no-reply blogger. I will contact the first week's winner on Friday, February 7. You are welcome to come back to the blog each week of this month and comment again for the next week's gift certificate!
I hope you will plan a sewing day with a special little person in your life and pass along the quilting bug to the next generation! -- Merrilee
***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW COMPLETE AND THE WINNER NOTIFIED***