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Old 07-31-2010, 04:02 PM   #31
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Default Patriotic blanket made by my 7 yr old son :)

My son LOVES the Fourth of July and when I told him he could pick fat quarters for a project I wasn't surprised when he found some Patriotic ones. He wanted to make a blanket for his "friends" so we worked on it together this month...

Sewing fabric layers to the batting...



Turning..


Poking corners


woops I poked a hole... back to the inside...


Drawing quilting lines


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Old 07-31-2010, 04:22 PM   #32
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Nice work. It's good to know that you had so much help.

I like your arrangement in black. It really dresses it up a bit. Is it crocheted or wound wire or what?

I gave up on doing this challenge. I guess I'll just wait for the next one. Not enough time in a day.
Yeah, she's a great help. I've got another photo of her chewing on the flower petals! Are you asking what the flowers are made of? Gee, since I know, I guess I just assume that everyone else knows too! I'll edit my post... But I'll still tell you so you don't have to scroll back, they are made of beads. Lots and lots of tiny beads strung onto wire and formed into flowers. I love doing these.
I like the black too. I'm glad I found it. My daughter doesn't even remember getting it for me!

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My son LOVES the Fourth of July and when I told him he could pick fat quarters for a project I wasn't surprised when he found some Patriotic ones. He wanted to make a blanket for his "friends" so we worked on it together this month...
That is FANTASTIC!! Good for him! His friends must be very happy now. Is that a loose tooth I spy, or just an optical illusion?
What does "fat quarters" mean? I've never heard that term before.
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That is FANTASTIC!! Good for him! His friends must be very happy now. Is that a loose tooth I spy, or just an optical illusion?
What does "fat quarters" mean? I've never heard that term before.
Yes that is a loose tooth... we are having HUGE resistance to it coming out... he is terrified (this will be tooth #5 and he hasn't pulled one yet- dentist got 2, husband got one, and I got the other one).

"Fat Quarter" is a quilting term for a small piece of fabric cut about 18 to 22 inches, they sell them at fabric stores and quilt stores precut for quilters or crafters to use. They are usually 99 cents to $3 a piece depending on the fabric- I let the kids pick them out now and then because they are perfect sizes for their crafts.
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Well, ya learn something new every day.

We had one kid who would twist and yank and pull her tooth the second it was a tiny bit loose so the tooth fairy would come faster. Our other daughter just let them fall out when they fell out. She had one come out in a hamburger! What is he afraid of? That it will hurt? Does the tooth fairy visit you?
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It's SO cute that your little guy is sewing! How old was he when he started? He did a fabulous job too, it's the perfect size for all of his little animals.

I've had a few kids here in my daycare who've had a loose tooth. If they'll let me, I hold a clean, dry washcloth in my hand and get a good grip on the tooth with it. If it's ready, it'll come out on the first try. Works like a charm.

One little girl let me pull her tooth out and she didn't even know it was out until I showed it to her in the washcloth. I almost hung a sign on my front door - "Daycare and Pain-Free dentistry". lol

I love the beaded flower arrangement Angela! It's so cheerful. It looks like they would be hard to make. The black sand was a good idea too.

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May I suggest (request?) that next time there is a holiday-related theme that the contest is well before the holiday....
please.
I'm not sure it will help, but you can suggest it..... Just kidding!

How about some suggestions for August? Nathan may already have something planned, but if you guys have any ideas, I'm sure he'd like to hear them.

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On the loose tooth- he told me today it just "creeps him out". He is happy once they are gone, but it is DRAMA. Wouldn't be as huge of a deal, 'cept his adult teeth keep coming in behind the baby teeth (that's why the dentist helped with the first ones).

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We just started working with sewing things (needles, threads, embroidery) this year, he was 6 when we started, and is 7 now.

DD was 4 when she started with us at the same time, and is 5 now.
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I've had a few kids here in my daycare who've had a loose tooth. If they'll let me, I hold a clean, dry washcloth in my hand and get a good grip on the tooth with it. If it's ready, it'll come out on the first try. Works like a charm.

I love the beaded flower arrangement Angela! It's so cheerful. It looks like they would be hard to make. The black sand was a good idea too.

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One of my friends was "that mom" in the kids' school that everyone went to when their tooth needed pulled out! She used a tissue, but the same method as you. She is not sure how she got that "job"

Thank you. That arrangement makes me happy. I'm going to seal the sand in with a little wax next time my daughter is making candles.
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Are you asking what the flowers are made of? Gee, since I know, I guess I just assume that everyone else knows too! I'll edit my post... But I'll still tell you so you don't have to scroll back, they are made of beads. Lots and lots of tiny beads strung onto wire and formed into flowers. I love doing these.
I like the black too. I'm glad I found it. My daughter doesn't even remember getting it for me!
Beads!! I don't ever recognize them as beads. I must be asleep at the switch. Good job.
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I believe that this is called French beading. Many years ago my friend made a lovely beaded floral arrangement that she had mounted above her couch. It was set in an off white half moon-shaped plaster-like container. The back was flat and flush with the wall. I have a book on how to make these flowers but never got up the courage to start them.
By the way your flowers are lovely, Angela.
What a good job your son did with that quilt Wearesborgswife. I can't believe a 7 yr old made that.
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