All That & I Don't Get To Keep It
I finished the quilt on Wednesday night (concluding a day-long sewing marathon through a blinding migraine!) at about Midnight. It contains 34 squares that are Print Gocco images of medieval themed drawings made by K-2 kids. Each child exposed a screen, made a print, selected colors and fabrics, and machine sewed their square.
The resulting strips were sewn by me into a quilt top, quilted, and then I made binding and finished it off. Given that I've never quilted before or attempted such an ambitious project with a group of kids this feels like an accomplishment and a huge relief.
I used some of my favorite fabrics, including some Japanese Fairytale print fabric for the binding (oh, how I love you bread-heads and bottle-heads!) and even with all of the wonky sewing I am kinda sad to see this quilt go. I do have a chance to buy raffle tickets and try and win it tonight at the school auction.
It's funny that I dragged my heels and didn't really get excited about making this and now I have all kinds of ideas for my next quilt projects.