Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mount Rose

...alternatively titled: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...


This month, Rosie's class were set geography homework. They had to do anything they liked on the topic of mountains - the teacher suggested a model, a picture, or a project. Rosie flew out of school that day, already firmly decided she was making a patchwork quilt ;-) 


She had already googled and discovered that there really is a Mount Rose, in Nevada. Best of all, it lends itself well to a quilt design, being a fairly straightforward mountain, snow capped, and with pine trees round the base.



The design was therefore easy, though I quickly realised I have very little sky blue and grass green in my modest stash! Rather than have to buy twenty fat quarters, we sent a quick email out to three great bloggy friends, to see if they could possibly send a few scraps. They each responded immediately and equipped us wonderfully well. Thank you so much Julie, Maria and Jennifer!



Rosie sewed each and every one of those triangles herself - pretty good for a ten year old! First into rows, and then she put the rows together. She even pin basted, and then quilted some horizontal lines. It amused me when she sat back, sighed, and announced: you really need a long arm!


We finished late last night, and were out in the garden early this morning for a photo shoot before she took it into school. Does this look like a happy face?!?

I'm such a proud mummy!

15 comments:

  1. Well done Rosie, it looks fabulous! I hope your teacher was suitably impressed :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Rosie was sent to show the headteacher today ;-)

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  2. Wow, I am very impressed! Rosie is a great talent! In German: "Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm!" ;) Liebe Grüße von johanna

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  3. Wow! It looks beautiful! She deserves an A+ for this one ... Well done! :-)

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  4. Very beautiful! That's a real unique project and very well done! :)
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

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  5. That's amazing. Well done Rosie!

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  6. Rosie, this is brilliant! Great job. You've been watching your Mum carefully, haven't you? Watch out Mum, you're going to have to buy another sewing machine!
    In Italian: la mela non cade lontano dall'albero!.

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  7. Oh wow! What a smart girl! That is one worthwhile school project, and she made a beautiful job of it!!!! And she really does appear to be a "mini me" :) What a fun fun time for you both :)

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  8. And so you should be a proud Mummy! She has done so well! It is so effective. I hope the teacher appreciates the skill level and amount of time that has gone into this. Well done Rosie !!

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  9. It looks fabulous, she's done a wonderful job. I bet none of the other children made a quilt.

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  10. Amazing!! What an achievement!! xx

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  11. Totalmente feliz, menuda carita de satisfacción. Enhorabuena a la mini quilter por ser tan aplicada y tener tan claro el trabajo que quería presentar, espero que el profesor valore el mérito que ello supone. Un gran abrazo para las dos.

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  12. well done Rosie, what a great quilt. And a proud mummy - of course you should be :-)

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  13. She is an amazing girl! Love this post, love that Rosie has declared you need a long arm quilter! Ha ha ...

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  14. I just loved this post, so full of love and pride and rightly so! Rosie's quilt looks absolutely beautiful xx

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