Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Portraits Of A First Grade Class

The childrens' school is well on the way with preparations for their annual fundraising auction scheduled next month. I am, of course, helping in each of the kiddos classes with putting together the baskets. Caleb's class has decided to do a spa themed basket, Isaiah's class is doing a chocolate themed basket, Ivy's class is doing their traditional art themed basket, and Sarah's class chose to do a quilt.

We had each of the children in Sarah's class draw a self portrait on a 6 1/2" square of white fabric and then color it. Some of the children did a fabulous job of following the instructions of doing their best work and making their person the focal point in the space. It was fun to watch the creativity come out in the children and their efforts to do their best.

 And some put so much personality into their self portraits that I could not help but chuckle.

 And being a bit partial I just have to share Sarah's as well.

As I pieced together the quilt top I had fun looking at each of the drawings again. I based the colorful color pallette from the fabric choosen for the backing of the quilt. I did not get a photo of it before I took everything to the quilter but will be sure to do another post when the quilt comes back to be bound. But here is a look at the top:

My inspiration for the layout of this quilt came from this quilt from the Moda Bakeshop. And I think it was the perfect pick.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simplicity 5483

Sarah has out grown most of her dresses so I decided it was time to make her a couple new ones with some corduroy that I have had tucked away for a couple years. The first one completed is this one:

View C. I'd forgotten that for some reason the skirt of this pattern comes out rather long. I may go back and shorten it a bit. She loved getting to wear it to church this morning and is lookng forward to seeing what I have ready for her next Sunday