3.01.2008

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.

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I just have to say again that I am beyond impressed with how you pulled this off. It's fantastic. And now we've got you quilting. Bwahaha.

Chicago Sarah said...

Wow! You are amazing...that quilt looks fantastic and hopefully you've started a whole new crop of sewing/quilting/crafting fiends! Welcome to the quilting world! :)

amanda said...

sorry i missed out on the quilt portion of the auction - how did it go? did you get a standing ovation? i would have totally yelled out "sasha rocks" if i had been there!!! it's just that after the people sang that weird song, i had just had to leave!!!

keri said...

That is beautiful - what an amazing and stunning (although probably mind-numbing at the time) process! =)

Brooke said...

Sasha that is gorgeous! I hope it made a load of money at the auction. Such a fun way to get your kids involved!

nuttnbunny said...

Alas - supreme!!!!

And I had no idea on the ending of the rear! r u ok?

Colette said...

Wow ... I did one very similar for my daughters 1st year at school and it was auctioned off at the schools fundraiser. So I know what you mean about "all that and you didn't get to keep it"..... but like you it got me quilting. Yours is fantastic and I love the way you added in the lovely coloured retro prints with the kiddies pictures- the colours are amazing. Who ever bid for it is very very lucky to own this...