Each year, at least 2 of my 6 grandchildren have a school fundraising party. Each year I donate a quilt to help their cause (and mine – I want well educated and well loved grand kids, right?) Here are some tips and ideas of what I’ve done>
When the preschool has a has a Silent Auction fundraising party called a School of Fish, you make a School of Fish quilt.. The grand daughter we are talking about is Lorelai. Well, of course, it’s an original design with special inspiration thanks to her Momma, my daughter, Ashli. The media theme of a bunch of fish in the shape of a fish. That made it super easy to design!
Details: 2 of Moda’s Bella solid green colors for the fish body – and multi-colored scraps for the tails. The blue water fabric is by Marimeeko (carried by Crate and Barrel & purchased at the Dallas outlet) that is a blue on white pointillism (tiny dots). To make it easy, I stitched the blocks together in columns rather than rows.
Thinking about posting the pattern…anyone interested?
And my label on the back was a left over block (how does that happen? I guess I cannot count?) Oh, and the Annie McHugs labels are printed at Spoonflower.com I quickly just upload my graphic and order fabric labels. Awesome!
The grandsons school also had a fundraiser. So, of course, Kane couldn’t be overlooked! His Kindergarten class invited me to come teach and show them how a quilt was made. I was in heaven. It was a special day in my world! I took each child a white Bella (Moda) plain block (6 x 6 inches) and told them to draw something they like with the special fabric pens/markers. They went for it! As they finished drawing, the chose a baggie with sashing already cut in the color they wanted. I was prepared with 25 different sashings. While they watched, I sashed each block. This is the final result…and it sold in their auction.
And, the back… you know I’m kind of famous (42 people know this)…that I rarely leave a back plain. I even teach folks how to make fun and functional backs. Interested in learning? Let me know…and I can share!
Last year I did this little quilt for one of the fundraisers.
School is out for the summer so fundraiser quilts are out of season. Is that the way it works for you?
Blessings to you and yours,