Our dgd is visiting this month and wanted to learn to sew. Her first project was digging in a box of old 5" squares and piecing them together in no particular pattern, just to get used to the sewing machine. She ended up making them into a little quilt which she quilted herself with the machine...she is so proud of her work. Then we moved on to a pillowcase (sorry no pic) that she stitched up for her dad for Father's day...did a great job with French seams and all.
Then she wanted to make a pillow for Lucky...the cat. She chose the fabric, thread color, and lettering...embroidered, stitched, stuffed with bits of trimmings from fleece blankets that she loves to cut up. We're both having a good time, and she is working on a second little quilt now.
(I tried the cartoon feature to skew her photo a bit)