Elementary Quilts: Take Two

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!

4-patch quilt by local elementary students

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.

Learning a new skill on an old machine!
Marking sewing lines on the fabric and lining up the fabric in preparation for sewing

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.

Connecting strips for the quilt binding

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.

4-patch quilt made by elementary students

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.

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