Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Eagle Scout Project Progress
Cheetah has made some excellent progress on his Eagle Scout Project (making 20 crib quilts for Project Linus). The quilts are almost ready to be tied at his big service day. I think he has learned that even when doing big projects involving lots of people, that there is still a lot of prep work that has to be done for there to be something they can all do.
First Cheetah gathered all of the supplies for the quilt which were donated by friends and family. Then his project took over the kitchen and living room for a couple days. We cut the donated batting up into twenty crib quilt size pieces. He even used the rotary cutter. All 20 battings were piled up on our railing.
Panda and Monkey helped set up and clean the tables for the trimming.
Cheetah did all of the starching and ironing in the kitchen. I did trimming and pining using the methods in my Pre-Bound Baby Blanket Tutorial. (Cheetah took this picture.)
Pretty soon the living room and hallway looked like this.
Another day Cheetah asked several people to come help do the sewing. He promised them some light refreshments: water, grapes, homemade bread, and homemade strawberry jam.
His project took over the basement family room for the sewing day. Eight people worked on it that day.
Cheetah sewed around three of the quilts with the right sides together, then took over the job of turning quilts right side out.
At the end of the four and a half hour marathon, all twenty quilts had been turned right side out and five had been topstitched.
Cheetah decided to ask seven different people to help out with topstitching the rest at their own homes at their convenience. He already has the church building scheduled for the big tying quilts service day and is now working on promoting attendance. I really am such a proud mama.