Friday, March 6, 2009

Red Fundraiser Quilt

Someone at my daughter's elementary school organized a quilt making project. The children in the 3rd and 4th grades (I think) each colored a fabric square according to a theme determined in each classroom. They solicited fabric and batting donations from parents and they sent out a note for sewing volunteers. My participation in this endeavor was the sew-it-into-a-quilt part.

Here is the first of the two quilts I assembled:

School Fundraiser Quilt - Red

This one is themed "The Hands of Friendship". It measures about 55x42 or a lap quilt size.

School Fundraiser Quilt - Red

School Fundraiser Quilt - Red

School Fundraiser Quilt - Red

School Fundraiser Quilt - Red

It turned out cute! I decided against a complicated setting because I didn't want to distract from the children's darling work. Well.. that and I wanted to keep it simple for my own reasons. I get bogged down with design decisions and I didn't give myself enough time with these to do any bogging down..

I think what happens is that all the classroom quilts will be bid on in a silent auction at our annual Family Dance on Saturday. They'd been doing teacher themed gift baskets and decided on this project to change it up a little. I hope this project generates a lot of money!


Glenda said...

So adorable!!

It would be cool if the winning bidder gave it to the kids' teacher =).

nasty_wench, AKA sharon-lizette said...

Your talents never cease to amaze me!

BTW, how's this for a brain - gone moment: I had to retype about 8 different spellings of "cease" before SpellCheck confirmed I had a good spelling. LOL!

tarabu said...

Those are lovely - congrats on making the deadline as well (-ish)!

Miss Gina Designs said...

This is adorable! What did the kid's use to "color" their blocks?

IamSusie said...

I wish I knew what they used to color the blocks. I wasn't a part of that stage of the activity. one group seemed to use crayons and the other one had sharper lines with colored pencils. I don't know if these are permanent on fabric.

Unknown said...

Do you have instructions on how to do this? I would love to do this with my classes for our school auction next year!