Saturday, September 3, 2011

class quilt

The squares were returned for the class quilt.  Another happy parent volunteer helped the kids stamp their hands in ocean animal shapes and I added eyeballs, bubble, fish lips, etc.  I heat set the paint with the iron and hope that they will survive the wash.  I have a test square to wash this weekend.

The quilt top is done.  It really came together so quickly.  The white hand print areas are 10 inches squared and the strips are 4 inches wide (green is 4x10 and blue is 4x4). If I had to do it again, I'd go about 2 1/2 rather than 4 to make the overall quilt smaller.  It's turning out bigger than I had though. 

Here's Bee's silly little crab.  She's the only one with green seaweed.  I'm sure it would have been more time consuming for the volunteer to have kids wash and paint again.  Bee must have asked nicely.  She has a way of getting what she wants.

Entering this long weekend, the front and back are both done and pinned together in a quilt and batting sandwich.  This weekend I hope to get it quilted and the binding sewn on the front. I'll hand sewn the binding on the back then through next week.  I'm figuring 3 hours for the quilting and 8 for the binding.  I hope to have it done and pictures on the school auction website by next weekend.


Sparkling said...

You are pretty much a genius. I can't believe you can make all of those animals with HAND PRINTS. Pure genius. I bow to you.

I also need to know if you use a pressure cooker when you can or just water bath.

mommyslittlemonkeys said...

Did you use the stuff you can mix into acrylic paint to make it washable? Textile medium I think it is called. You still have to iron it but it washes well.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Love how this turned out!! Great job!

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