Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sewing with Kids, Part Two

I made another quilt with my Kindergarten kids!  This one is for one of the Kindergarten assistant teachers.  She is having a baby in August!  We are all thrilled for her!  We are having a shower for her before work tomorrow.

Last week, I had each of the kids make their own design in a rectangle.  I used the rectangles as the outer border on the second side of the quilt (I hate to call it the back!).




The first side of the quilt is inspired by a quilt made by Amy at DuringQuietTime.  I loved the New York Beauty blocks as a sunshine.  I just enlarged the idea with more scrappy borders.  I quilted a swirl in the sun, outlined the rays, and put some swirls around the sun.  The rest of the borders were just meandered (except I wrote my name in the green border with the quilting-I don't think you can see it in the picture, though.)






This is the second side.  You can see the sun quilting and the kid's pictures.


Here are some of the kids' pictures.  It is hard to take a photo of the edge of the quilt!



This is where I wrote my name (and a heart!).
Three more days of school!

Linking up to:
Paper Piecing Party

3 comments:

  1. Hi, Laura!! I love that you got the class involved. That makes such a personal touch. My mentor teacher made one for me when I student taught 1st grade 15 years ago. Each child contributed a block. I treasure that quilt!

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  2. Hi, Laura!! I love that you got the class involved. That makes such a personal touch. My mentor teacher made one for me when I student taught 1st grade 15 years ago. Each child contributed a block. I treasure that quilt!

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  3. Gorgeous quilt Laura, and so special that that kids could be so involved!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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