After sewing with the ladies, I still didn't have enough blocks for what I wanted to do for the quilt top. The next day two of my kids wanted to make a block and so I set them up and showed them the basic concept. They got to work while I was doing other things there near them.
During their sewing the neighbor girls showed up to play with daughter #3. She invited them in to watch her sew. How fun for them.....Not! Eventually I set up ANOTHER machine and got them going on a block each too.
I have to say that helping four newbie kid sewers at the same time is a bit much. I'd recommend only 2 at a time.
But we all survived, or I should say I did...with my sanity still intact at the end. However, I was so ready to take a shower and move on to something else.
Here are their creations which I did put into the quilt top AFTER they ran down to their house and showed their mom what they had made.
Ages 9, 11, and 10 (#3 daughter on the right)
My #1 son, age 12
Then on a different day my youngest wanted to create a block too. I did the sewing, but he directed me as to the colors and sizes.
Littlest guy age 7
On a side note: the fake smiles my boys are giving are just killing me. They look like they are in pain or something. Why do they do that?