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.

XX,
Jasmine

17 comments:

  1. This is such an inspiring project, your son looks so proud and so is mom!! Nice work!!

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  2. Sounds like you guys had a great time and were very productive! Great job!

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  3. Congratulations to both you and your son for your progress on his big Eagle project! I have two sons and they are both Eagle scouts, and I remember the amount of work that is involved! That looks like a great project, and such a deserving organization to donate to.

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  4. Thanks so much for the update, I had just been thinking to myself that I was curious how it was going. It sounds like he is doing a good job of getting help and support, and I think the big day of tying is going to be so rewarding. :)

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  5. That is one beautiful pile of quilts! It is a lot of work organizing people for a big project like this. Your son (and you) should be very proud.

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  6. I am super impressed! It is all coming together nicely. I was wondering how things were doing :-) So were the ones who came to sew kids your son's age?

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  7. You have a very wonderful young man there Jasmine! Your whole family is so great! Kudos on such an amazing accomplishment!

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  8. Wow, Jasmine! This was awesome. Cheetah sounds like an awesome. young man! The quilts look beautiful.. All I can say now is: homemade bread and jam!!!??!!!! WoW!

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  9. SEW amazing that he is doing his Eagle Project so early!! Nice job, Mom.

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  10. Cheetah is a great little organizer! Kudos to you both! I especially like the rainbow one.

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  11. You should be proud of him. What an amazing thing to do.

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  12. Good for Cheetah! That's an impressive stack of quilts.

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  13. That's awesome! He looks very proud of all his work.

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  14. That's impressive - such hard work and dedication and leadership skills too. No wonder you are proud of him!

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  15. Please tell Cheetah to invite me next time. I'd be happy to help. Definitely save some of the homemade strawberry jam for me. Well done Cheetah! Monkey and Panda - you too!!!

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  16. That is so awesome! He should be so proud (and so should you!).

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  17. Wow, that is quite an undertaking. Good for him! And, good for you for providing the support he needs to accomplish this project. Oh, and the picture he took of you is super cute! Your personality shines forth!

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