For every house is built by someone,

but the builder of all things is God.

Hebrews 3:4

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cassaundra's Quilt for the Show

Cassaundra starting the layering process.
Cassaundra is layering her quilt with the backing down first, then the batting and Lastly, the quilt top. This quilt is called the Year-Long Sampler Quilt designed by Debbie Mumm. My friend Mary and I taught Cassaundra and other young ladies how to quilt using this pattern. The girls' ages ranged from 12 to 15 years old. We were amazed how quickly they learned. After teaching them on two or three blocks, they didn't need any more instruction. Maybe just a helpful hint here and there is all they needed.
The final layer is added before she begins to baste the quilt with special safety pins designed for this purpose.

One of the traditional ways to baste a quilt is using a needle and thread.
Using the safety pins saves a lot of time.

The quilt is now ready to be quilted.

With her sewing machine equipped with a walking foot, her quilting gloves and headphones with her favorite music,

Cassaundra is ready for the task ahead.

Stay tuned for the finished quilts.

Oh dear! Only three weeks to go!

~ Christa ~


Camille said...

What an ambitious girl you have there! It all looks fantastic! :)

I just came upon your lovely blog from "The American Home"...we both left comments on the latest post there. It has been a pleasure to visit...I plan to again.


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh my what talent your girl has!
Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Cassaundra, just beautiful!!! Mrs. P