Saturday, July 30, 2011

Self portraits

I'm very excited about today's finish.

I've been working with the children in Ella's class to create a class quilt.  They are all about 5 or 6 years old and are in their first year of school. (In Victoria, we call it 'Prep').

Prep quilt - detail

Each child was given a white fabric square with a smaller square drawn on (so I would have some seam allowance) and a selection of fabric markers.

I worked with them in small groups and told them to draw a picture of themselves with some things they liked.

Prep quilt - front

I am so thrilled with the result. I'm pretty sure they (and their teacher) will be too.

The back is a fun colourful fabric piece from IKEA.

Prep quilt - back

I've finished it off with a label and tied it all up with a pretty ribbon ... ready to be given on Monday morning!

Prep quilt - folded

I hope you've done something satisfying today too.

Andi xx

35 comments:

Alisa said...

Only housework, but that's satisfying to a certain degree too. The quilt is beautiful! Her teacher will surely like it.

Lurline said...

Fabulous idea, Andi - this really makes such a gorgeous quilt!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Kristie said...

This is crazy cute!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a fabulous project - so colourful and fun. The students will be so proud of their artwork.

Cathy said...

Andi this is fabulous, how wonderful to have this gorgeous creation hanging in their class!! And beautifully quilted too. xo

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Andi this is brilliant!
You're amazing!

Quilts on Bastings said...

These are such great fun to make Andi - I am sure the teacher will be thrilled!

Shruti said...

This is so beautiful... If I were the teacher getting this, I'd have tears in my eyes... Its just so special! Loved it...

ZippyZippy said...

That is one georgous quilt - what a lovely idea! I bet the class loved it :)
Jacqueline.

Lara said...

What a wonderful idea! It's gorgeous.

Cass said...

Looks great Andi, I did something similar when Charlotte was in first year of school, got the kids to all write their names, then embroidered them and put thm around the class photo I had printed on to fabric, she loved it so I am sure your teacher will too.

cauchy09 said...

oh, hooray! those self-portraits are adorable and the quilt is beautiful overall. congrats on a great finish!

meli B said...

Gorgeous finish. You've chosen great fabrics for borders. It will be a very special memory for the kids and the teacher. Watch out though, because year 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 may be hanging out for their quilts in the years to come.

Leanne said...

Tooooo cute Andi who wouldn't love it.

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh my goodness I love it! what a wonderful idea xo

karlyn Jackson said...

Andi, this is simply divine....I love it.!

kitty said...

Just gorgeous Andi! I love the bright happy colours.
I'm very satisfied with my sewing efforts today too. 2 pairs of pants for Huckle man. The sewing gods were smiling upon me.
Have a happy weekend!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It's so pretty!!! The kids and teacher will love it!! Bright happy and oh so special! Hugs!!!

Katie B. said...

What a cheerful quilt! The teacher will love it, and I bet the kids are so proud!

Diane said...

What a beautiful quilt! I am sure the teacher will adore it!

trixi said...

Wow, that quilt looks sooo amazing! I love all the materials you've chosen... and the kids drawings are amazing! What markers did you use?

homeschooled said...

The quilt is for the teacher? what a lovely idea. the quilt is georgeous!
I too have been sewing but at this stage it seems so slow.

Merran said...

Two baby quilt tops finished today! I will machine quilt one in the next couple of days, but thought I might learn to hand quilt the other one? The label on the prep quilt looks good. How did you do that?

Kristy said...

That is absolutely amazing!!! What a wonderful idea and GORGEOUS quilt!!! A treasured keepsake for sure!

Kati said...

What a fabulous and fun idea. I'm sure she'll love it.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Andi- that is so nice! What a gorgeous idea. I bet she cried!

Helen said...

Ohhhhh Andi, she is going to love it! Its a surprise?? I'm thinking of doing something for Milly's teacher who is getting married later this year. If I can pull off the surprise factor.... Can I ask what brand of fabric markers did you use? Have to wash them to set it?

Michele said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable! The kids did a great job with their drawings.

Paige said...

I truly love this. I teach third grade and would love to try this for my school's auction!

Sue said...

what a fantstic idea. I'm sure it will be treasured and loved.

One Flew Over said...

I haven't told you this before but I really think you should be a teacher.

Investigate x

pomegranateandchintz said...

Oh Andi, how gorgeous. I'm sure the children will be thrilled with the result!

sophie said...

Andi - this is absolutely fantastic - and beautiful. What a wonderful idea, I just love it.

Handmade in Israel said...

Wow! It's breathtaking. I am sure your daughter's teacher was thrilled!

טלטליקה said...

wow!!!
i like it sooo much!!!!
I think I'm going to take it as an idea for the end of the year...

I like your works!!!

Tal.