This year I have been expanding my quilting projects into local elementary schools. Last week I told you about the first quilt we made, and today I want to show the second quilt - exciting!
This school wanted a project the students could follow from start to finish, and to keep the costs low as they wished to donate the quilt to the local parish church. With a budget of only $50, I provided a twin-sized batting and enough recycled fabrics (pillowcases, sheet and shirts) bought from the local second hand shops.
Each student made at least one block set, starting with four 6-inch squares which were sewn to a larger 12.5 inch square. The large squares were all cut from a single sheet for continuity of design, but the smaller squares were a mix up of whichever fabric the student chose. Some students really took to sewing, and came back to help assemble the quilt top and to sew strips end to end for the back.
The binding fabric was donated by a local quilter who wanted to help out with the project. I love the generous and helpful nature of quilters :)
The quilt back was assembled from strips of 3 different widths that were attached in a Quilt-as-you-go method on the diagonal across the quilt.
I am happy to report that the church happily accepted the donation and it will be on its way to a new home soon:)
With such a lovely quilt, I'm sharing it in lots of places! Come join us in these linky parties: Let's Bee Social, Whoop Whoop, TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Finished or Not Friday.
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!