Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Crazy Pre-School Project!

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.




whoopdedoo_5 said...

wow you are too nice!! Sounds like you'll be busy for a while making these! You should take a final pictures of all of them together! :) Im starting to get into applique myself!

Ruth's Place said...

You are way too nice!!! ONE single solitary parent offered to donate fabric, that sucks!

I love the car applique. It's just gorgeous.

Bonnie said...

You are going way beyond the call! I hope you use the birthing method rather than apply all that binding! Are you precutting the shapes? Good luck.

wonderwoman said...

you are an amazing woman and i can't believe no one else would contribute fabric - how mean are they! well i hope they feel ashamed of themselves when your quilts are done, what a truly generous lady you are.


SandyB said...

Wow! That is a lot for one person to take on. If you do something like this again, please ask for donations on here or crafster, I would have loved to send some!

belinda said...

WOW..LOL...are you silly crazy?? YES...I think you are!!...LOL...oh well...you will be so glad about it after it is all said and done...or maybe we will find you later sitting over in a corner muttering something about lap quilts!!

Hixon and Co. Photography said...

Holy cow! You've got your work cut out (no pun intended!) for you!

audreypawdrey said...

I can't believe that only one person offered to donate fabric! That is awesome that you went ahead with the plan to make so many quilts. I can't wait to see how they all turn out!

Micki said...

You are going to be a very busy lady!

marissa said...

oh my gosh you volunteered to make that many quilts yikes, and they expected you to supply every thing oh my, well good luck you are too nice!

Miri said...

This is very nice of you and very nervy of most of the rest of the parents! Great idea to include the kids in picking and choosing some of the fabrics for their quilts...be interesting to see what they come up with...bet it will be an eye opener!

Dr. Quiltmom said...

You may just have to ask the parents for the fabric if they want their child included. Maybe, just maybe they didn't think to offer and would be more than happy to help out.

Robin said...

People who don't sew typically have NO CLUE about what it takes to make something-- the cost of materials, the time, the effort. If you took a little time to explain, I'm sure more parents would be willing to help.

But, you ARE crazy! :) (Not to mention, incredibly generous, super nice, and clearly devoted.)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That little appliqued car is adorable. I love the fabric too. Such a good idea. I'm going to file that in the back of my head. You just never know.