Monday, March 24, 2008
I was asked by my son's school to help make some Quilts for the annual school auction.
The kids each drew a self portrait with fabric crayons and the picture was then ironed on to a piece of white fabric. I sewed them all together in a grid using 4 inch strips of patterned fabric in between the rows and around the outside edge. Then I sewed the padded backing underneath and a large square of solid colour fabric on the face, leaving a 12 inch opening so that it could be turned inside out. I sewed the opening closed by hand stitching it. The last step was to sew carefully with the sewing machine through all the layers of fabric and padding, around each square, to give it that quilted look. Normally this step would be done by hand but the kids were a little young for a Quilting Bee and anyway the Quilts needed to be finished by today. The detail image shows my son's contribution..he says it's a picture of himself playing soccer. Good luck to the Montessori School tonight..I hope they sell them for lots of $$..!!