Talented Teen(s) Quilt -Post {1}

March 26, 2013
The quilt being featured today is our version of a popular quilt pattern called Turning Twenty.  It was a collaborative effort between myself and a very special talented teen named Mikaela…
Read more about her in a minute.  I have been an Instructional Adviser for a local chapter of 4-H Quilting
Club for three years.  This quilt was entered into the 2012 Shasta County Fair and has qualified to be entered into the California state fair for 2013. 
Pattern:  Turning Twenty, by Tricia Cribbs
Fabric: Buckaroo Western Series by Adorn It
Mikaela
is very dear to my heart.  She is a very

talented teen!  She just
turned 13 and has been sewing

with me for 3 years.  She stays very busy
with basketball, volleyball, throwing discus and shot put.  She is an
active member of 4-H Club and has been winning medals showing lambs.  In
her spare time she started a charity drive in here community called Koats for Kids,
taking old unwanted coats, jackets, and sweatshirts and giving them to
those in need!  I will be showcasing her projects from time to time.

This quilt she made in 2012 to enter in the Shasta County Fair.  She
took top honors of Best in Show for her category.  She had many entries
and received numerous awards.  I am so proud of her and know this is
just the beginning of her accomplishments!
~Happy Birthday Mikki

The brown star on the corner point and the focal point on the pillow
shams are cut from tooled leather synthetic fabric.  It is a really nice
detail that is hard to see in the pictures.

We created our own pattern for the shams.  The pattern is dictated by the amount of scrap materials we have left over.  The mitered corners on both the quilt and the shames were challenging because we had to make sure the words on the fabric were all going the same direction.

The sham to the left was one of Mikaela’s entries from 2011.  She made a quilt  using the Trip Around The World pattern.  The materials used in this project were blue and brown bandanas with coordinating cotton fabrics.  The shame and quilt border both used the same Western Words theme by Adorn It.  Mikaela has bunk beds and she now has a gorgeous matching set that will be a family heirloom for her one day!
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