So I got a little carried away recently and volunteered/agreed to make little lap sized car quilts for all the kids in my son's pre-school class.
They have a split class room, two teachers and with the two-day a week kids, all told it's 27 kids.
And, get this... only ONE parent offered to donate some fabrics. I was expected to come up with the rest! If the children hadn't gotten so jazzed about it I would have backed out. But the kids are really excited and so I bought as much fabric as I could afford and the project went from:
- four 12" squares (24" by 24") to
- three 12" squares (12" by 36") to
- two squares (12" by 24")
Well, that's not too bad. Afterall it's supposed to be sized to fit on their laps, in the back seat of a chilly car.
So right now it's all just cut fabric!
I'm going to do one of the two blocks by having the kids pick out a background square and then arrange shapes on it which I will applique down. Then I'll add a frame made with strips they've all chosen.
I have one example, artfully arranged by my son, partially completed.