This little quilt is about 48 inches square. I used a layer cake of Deb Strain's "Spa" fabric, plus a few squares of solids to round it out. I quilted it quite simply - just SID and then 1/4 inch on either side of each seam. I am sending this quilt off to Happy Chemo as my contribution for the Hands2Help 2013 charity quilt drive.
I also spent quite a bit of time this week putting together a display of the art work that Ashley's class created as part of the school's Open House event. At the beginning of the school year, we are told which art project to hold onto for Open House. I was disappointed that our class had to display this project, but only because it was a difficult project to complete and the students did some fabulous art in other projects throughout the year. Here is the display:
The project entailed scraping a black paper (with some sort of clay surface) with engraving tools so that the white surface showed through. It was supposed to be a night scene, but the docents got fair warning ahead of time that the supplies chosen for the project weren't easy to work with, so we allowed the kids to basically draw what they wanted. The engraving tools were difficult to work with. You had to scrape at a special angle to get any of the black off and then if they scraped too hard, the paper would end up with holes in it. I teach 1st graders. Like I said, it was a tough project.
I have one more project to teach - a Picasso inspired painting!
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