He wanted to make a quilt for his Mr Clown. Mr Clown was actually a stuffed toy of mine that I was given from my Grandparents after a trip to the US when I was 7. He lasted me well and I passed him onto Caden when he was a baby.
Mr Clown has lost his arms a few times and no longer plays a tune when you wind him up. But he is still very much loved. And it is really surprising that we haven't made him a quilt before now.
Caden's design was a very simple one. Just a focus strip of printed fabric down the middle and blue on either side.
He backed it with some flannel that I have had in my stash for a long long time. I asked him if he wanted me to bind it or if he wanted to finish it all himself. He opted to finish it all himself and he sewed it right sides together then turned it right sides out and top stitched it closed.
We only had to use the seam ripper once. And he was so stoked with himself that he used the sewing machine on 'full speed'. And now Mr Clown has his very own quilt.
Do you sew with your kids?