A friend of mine had asked if I would mind helping her daughter to do some quilting. They'd bought the new magazine, The Art of Quilting, and hadn't been able to make sense of the instructions. Her daughter found it much easier to learn if she could see how to do it.
I was delighted to help and thought of ways to make it easier and more exciting for A, so she wouldn't be put off. I gave her the choice of my red and white charms squares that I'd received in a fabric swap, told her how many she needed, and left her to it. It didn't take long for her to choose which ones she wanted, and to put them in order. Then the fun began.
A had never used a machine before, but in no time, she had pieced the the top. We then made a sandwich with muslin as the backing, and after changing to the walking foot, she quilted the top.