Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some More Blocks and Bricks

Well, as I always do. I've gone and got myself over-committed. I promised to help my ten year old daughter's class make a quilt for their fund-raising auction. I did this last year for my older daughter as well and was so attached to the quilt that I was quite sad to see it leave. I tried to win it at the auction, but that one went for about $800 and it was far too much for me. But I was quite happy the school made money on it.

So this year I'm doing it again. This time the quilt looks very different though. I've only just begun and no real pictures. I'm cutting light 8.5" squares for the kids to paint their 'Animal Totems' on ~ they've been learning about the Native Americans in this area and the teacher wanted to tie the auction project in with that.

So then I'll put a very light outline of the animal on the square and let the kids paint it in. They are in 4th grade, so hopefully it won't be a big mess, and will look good. My daughter's totem is the hummingbird.

My Calendar Quilt project is also coming along nicely. My little guy has taken a bit of a turn on this weeks brick and stuck a horizontal strip in there. It's not exactly the same size as last weeks brick but he says he likes it because that's the way he colors!

Not sure how we will put all these bricks together in the end to make our Calendar Quilt, but by then the 'Quilt Director' will be 6 years old, and ... well, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it!

Finally, I'm still working on the Lap Quilt Swap IV. This is a picture of a block I made with my fabrics, some time ago to see if they play well together. I just never got around to posting it!

So, it's Saturday and a busy family day!


Eileen said...

This totem quilt is going to be awesome! I can't wait to follow along and watch how it comes together. I hope you can show all the blocks. What a fantasic project.
Have a great weekend.

Gina said...

That's so nice of you and very generous too. Getting the children involved on the project - oopps - IT is their project!
Humming birds are such beautiful creatures. I have some coming early morning to the Varandas in the house, to drink the dew on the flowers, this back at home in brazil.
Have seen your work on your blog, it’ll be another winner.

Jane Moxey said...

What a cool school project you've got yourself into...I too look forward to seeing more when it's all further along. I love children's art!

wonderwoman said...

i don't know how you find time to do it all - your quilts always look amazing and your kids are lucky to have a mum like you!


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love this block with the green. I've used this plain green color in a quilt before and I love it.