Friday, January 27, 2012

A Young Quilter in the Spotlight...Natalia

Natalia is the daughter of my friends and she is 14 years old.  She is very creative and already an accomplished quilter.  I am showing off some of her quilts as they are spectacular!


Natalia has been quilting since she was in the 3rd grade.  She has completed 1 full size quilt (!!!), 2 quillows and 12 smaller quilts.  Additionally, she has also made a dress, a Halloween costume and several scarves.  Natalia sews on a Pfaff sewing machine (good choice Mom and Dad).

This is Natalia's favorite quillow.  She made it at a quilting camp with her best friend.  Natalia takes her quillow with her everywhere she travels because it folds into a pillow but it opens up into a large quilt.


 

I love her choice of colors on this quilt.


Natalia has also entered 3 quilts in the Orange County Fair and she won 2nd place on ALL of them!  Every year, she receives a ribbon for participating and a ribbon for winning 2nd place (I told you she is already an accomplished quilter).

One of her favorite quilts is actually her original design.  The Disney quilt was designed for the OC Fair.  There's a very cute story to this quilt.

Natalia's cousins aren't really into princesses so she researched the different female Disney characters and chose those who were adventurous.  Natalia drew the 9 Disney characters she chose and sewed borders around each block.  Natalia then stitched  a dedication to all her female cousins into the seam of her quilt.


The 9 characters who made it to Natalia's quilt are:  Nala, Megara, Alice, Mulan, Minnie, Pocohontas, Maid Marian, Jane and Faline.

Natalia is also very thoughtful and generous and has made a baby quilt for her newborn cousin.  I enjoy seeing how Natalia has grown as a quilter and we will have to schedule some play time in my quilt studio this summer.  Perhaps I can learn a thing or two from her.  I admire Natalia for her creativity, her fearlessness and adventurous spirit (like the Disney characters she chose) and her very charming personality.





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