So I was talking to my daughter on video chat (she'd been staying with my parents for a few days while I recovered from yet another bad cold) when suddenly she surprised me with a gift she'd been making for her baby sibling — a quilt sewn from scraps of African wax print fabrics left over from outfits my mom and I made for her (like this one).
I have to say I was a little stunned. I knew she was getting interested in sewing, but I haven't even finished making a quilt myself in years (though I keep meaning to before baby comes—we'll see).
Ms. Z of course had a lot of help from my mom (who is an expert quilter), but she cut out all the pieces herself...
... and arranged them into various formations for my mom to appliqué to the blocks. She also sewed some of the straight stitching lines herself.
She is so proud of herself, and I really can't blame her!