Friday, November 10, 2017

Habitat {Auction Quilt}

  "An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic Schools"
~Pope Francis


I was asked to help the Kindergarten class of Button's school make their quilt for the school auction.  Since I had full control of Button's class project last year with the Sweet Silhouette Quilt, I told the kindergarten teacher to have the theme whatever she would like. I sent her a few patterns and she said she liked the auction quilt Lee at Freshly Pieced had made.


She decided to tie in the project with the Habitat unit that they were learning about.  I gave her general sizes for the artwork.  When she returned them to me, I scanned and arranged them into a yard of fabric that I had printed by Spoonflower.


I was happy to see how the fabric turned out.


Lee had used the Lemon Square pattern from Faith Jones at Fresh Lemons Quilts.


It came together rather quickly.  I chose jelly roll I had laying about. 


And other fabrics from my stash that the artwork colors evoked.


Instead of using a white frame as instructed for Block F of the pattern,
I opted for solid green and yellow fabrics to frame the kids' artwork.


I was a bit nervous about quilting over the artwork squares, 
but free motion meandering seemed to be the right choice.


Button went shopping with me and chose the green dotted flannel backing and yellow binding.


It became officially finished yesterday when I added the quilt label!


Quilt Stats:
Measures: 54"x 64"
Pattern: Lemon Squares by Faith Jones
Fabrics: Kona White, Artwork printed using Spoonflower service, all other fabrics are from stash.
Quilted: Meandering with Superior Threads Bright White on Handiquilter Avante. 


I hope it does well at the auction.  I always get a little sick to my stomach that the kids hardwork doesn't bring in the funds the school needs because I didn't showcase their work well enough!

2 comments:

  1. That is a great quilt. It's wonderful to use the children's artwork. You did a great job. Lemon Squares is a good pattern for the project. I am going to pin it!

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  2. Well done! Who wouldn't love that piece? I know I am smitten!

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