I am not a quilter. I do not possess the exacting qualities that I believe one must possess in order to make a pretty quilt. But I made this quilt anyway. And it is not exact at all. But the fact that it's actually finished—and on time, no less!—is sort of surprising.
This quilt is for the auction our school is having next month. To help raise money for the school, parent volunteers from each classroom create something using the students' artwork, and then those projects are sold at the auction. This year, I was in charge of Perry's class. I got the idea for a quilt from another mom and I immediately thought about transferring the students' drawings onto fabric and turning them into squares for a quilt. I had each child do a drawing of his or her choice, scanned them into my computer, printed them onto iron-on transfer paper, ironed the images onto plain white cotton fabric, and then stitched it all together.
As I was about to attach the polka-dotted backing, I realized that it needed a classroom "stamp" of some sort—a little memento to remember who made it and where. So I pleaded with a stubborn little third-grader to make me another drawing and eventually, he obliged. Do you recognize his work?
I hope someone likes it and swoops it up at the auction. If not, I think I might have the perfect spot for it right here.