Lots to tell you! I have been quilting with my students as an after school activity. We are creating quilts for the Soy Amado quilt drive by Alison of littleislandquilting. The quilts will be going to Mexico or Tanzania.
I asked all of my students to donate fabrics and maybe some euros for this cause. By now we have enough fabric for at least 6 quilts. Most of the fabric has been cut. Some quilts are half way in construction, others are still in small pieces.
Some colleagues and some family members have donated money. My local quilt shop was very very generous too!
THANK YOU ALL!!!
We have had three afternoons to work on the quilts. There will be about 3 or 4 more meetings this school year.
I will be sewing up the quilts and add the binding, unless I can get some help by my students’ family member who have already said they would.
Quilt 1: “Critters”
All kinds of insects and critters fabrics donated by another quilter. We have enough to create one whole quilt, with still some scraps left over.
Did you spot the earthworm fabric? There is surely a kid out there wanting a quilt with critters on it, right?!
Quilt 2: Red and White: cute fabrics with teddy bears!
The blocks always look so much nicer once they are quilted.
Quilt 3: Pretty little florals in lilacs and pinks. We are doing pinwheels here!
Putting my students to good work… ha ha ha ….DOING THE IRONING!
We had help from three colleagues on the first meeting. The other two meetings we had to do without them as they had to work those hours.
There are six students in total who are helping me with all of these quilts! Isn’t that awesome?
Quilt 4: String quilt… still in scraps in the box!
Quilt 5: Flannel scraps. Trying to get the most out the donated pile of flannel scraps. I might be running out soon… Still debating what to do. I will ask if the charity could also use smaller quilts or not.
Quilt 6: “Pretty in pink and mint”
Some of my own second-hand fabric finds combined beautifully with the donated fabric.
Doing simple four patches!
Me adding the FMQ:
We had to add some appliqued hearts as some of the fabric got scorched somewhere in the process…
… maybe I should not have had my students use the iron…???
Let’s wait and see what it looks like once it has been washed.
Last night I connected 12 of the blocks.
I hope to get the remaining 8 done before the weekend. The last thing to do there is to find the right binding fabric. I am thinking I will use the pink and yellow retro flower fabric or maybe a vintage pink stripe from my own collection.
I am very thankful for all of the help I have received: the fabric donations, the moneys and the time invested by my students.
p.s. Linking up with :
– Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.
– Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts