A New TAG Project!

Good morning!  It’s Cindy reporting in from Central Ohio.

Our neighbors have 2 teen age girls or (TAGS) as I affectionately call them!  One TAG has a community service project due at school mid/late March and she wants to make a quilt or two for children in the hospital.  Be still my heart, she asked me to help her!

We’ll start with quilt #1 and her inspiration fabric she found at home.


Of course I had fabrics on hand to complement this floral print!  TAG pulled out shades of yellow, green and light teal.  She ironed them and stacked them together neatly in a pile…oh…I am just loving this organization.  Note fabrics in upper left photo below are for quilt #2…I think she might be doing something with rainbow colors but we’ll focus on quilt #1 for now!


TAG thought she might use scissors to cut out all her 5×5 inch squares but I showed her how to use the rotary cutter and within 2 hours, she had all of her 70+ squares cut out.

I would float in and out of the room, checking to see if she had questions, but TAG did great while singing along to the latest top 40 hits!  TAG learned rotary cutting skills and I learned a few new songs…learning is indeed a two way street!


Next TAG attempted to arrange her charm squares with Norma in the room.  As you can see from the upper left corner of the photo below, Norma decided she would help.  Needless to say, Norma was soon banished from the room during this process!


Everything is now neatly stacked and labeled…ready for the next step of sewing these charm squares together.


Stay tuned for more TAG fun!

6 thoughts on “A New TAG Project!

  1. Shasta Matova says:

    So far she looks like she has good taste in fabric, does well with finding coordinating fabric and is good at cutting. Looks good! The daisies are so pretty!

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Cindy! Oh, I love, love, LOVE this post. She’ll be hooked by the end of this quilt, no doubt. I also love how helpful Norma is, suggesting color placement from her view. I cannot wait to see this project progress. Happy Monday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Hi Roseanne! I think she’s hooked! TAG is here as we “speak” and sewing her next row and buzzing right along as she learns her chain piecing skills.

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      YES! I just love my neighbor TAGs! TAG #2 is here sewing up a storm learning chain piecing and how to nest her seams. I will be sure to share the final product. Without fabric all over the floor, Norma seems disinterested…who knew she loves to disrupt? LOL…she’s my girl!

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