kindergarten quilt

isaac’s kindergarten year is winding down. this week, they have a spring carnival, accompanied by a silent auction. his class is auctioning a quilt… his teachers had the kids all draw a self portrait onto fabric and i took over from there….

kindergarten class quilt.

sorry. the lighting wasn’t great. i waited until the last minute (this morning) to take pics and it was too windy to do outside.

kindergarten class quilt.

i had a few setbacks during this quilt. for one, the teacher wrote all of the kids names in sharpie, at the bottom of the fabric. in the seam allowance. but bigger than the seam allowance. and too big to cut off, without lopping off chins of portraits. so, i put the little triangle of nifty writing paper fabric and rewrote their names.

here’s a close up of ike’s self portrait.
kindergarten class quilt.

then, as i mentioned before, i forgot to take it to the mountains. so, i pretty much had to make it in one week. and then there was the small matter of hurting my back in the mountains. so, i would sew a bit. lie on a heating pad. sew. heat. sew. heat.

my pal lee helped me make the upper left and lower right blocks. the teachers had just written with sharpie on white fabric, so lee drew up a little design and printed them onto printable fabric paper, which i had never heard of and now think is the greatest thing ever. 🙂

and, lastly, thanks to sewingly yours, who deeply discounted the fabric i bought from them for the quilt. except for the backing, which was already on the clearance rack and totally perfect!!
kindergarten class quilt.

i free motion meandered. because i was in a hurry. and wasn’t really sure how to quilt over the kid’s faces. seemed like an all over pattern would be the least likely to look weird. but mostly, it was time. and i was taught by the best.

3 Replies to “kindergarten quilt”

  1. that turned out great. Kelly and Lee are defiantly the best.

  2. This is an awesome quilt! Whoever gets it will have an heirloom!
    You did an amazing job! Congrats!

  3. Love it! Great work. I hope it brings in a million dollars for the school!

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