For the past two days Meg and I have been working with primary students on quilts for the school's 50th Anniversary. We have done this project for the past four years but for International Day.
Fabrics this year were chosen with "party" themes:
Birthday Party fabrics:
Beach Party fabrics:
Meg spent hours cutting everything perfectly and then organizing parents to help with the sewing and ironing.
When each class came to the quilt making area, they worked with a partner. Students had to decide with their partner whether they would make a "birthday party block" or a "beach party block." There were four templates that students used to arrange their fabrics.
After the students made their choices they took their design board over to the sewing ladies:
(Here is Meg in the foreground!)
After the blocks were sewed, another parent ironed.
Here is the first layout of the blocks all together:
Between now and June, Meg and I will each take a set of blocks and construct each quilt. The quilts will then be raffled off to raise money for a school project to reflect the 50th Anniversary.