Wednesday, April 28, 2010

School Quilt




I have finally finished the school quilt! I am so relieved that I finished on time and that it looks as good as it does! It has a few funky waves but I am the only one who really cares :)
I think the heavy quilting adds interest and dimension--plus it covers up the puckering situation from early on.
I'm not sure I ever fully explained what this project is. I wanted to create a celebration quilt for our school's 50th anniversary celebration/fundraising dinner on May 7. Each child and teacher in the school drew their face on a fabric head. I attached them to the quilt and sewed on the correct hair. I am going to ask my dad to help me build a frame to attach the quilt to and hang it in the school. There you have it!

Here are the stats:
Number of heads on the quilt: 140
Number of hours to complete: 100
Number of spools of thread used: 10
Size: 41"x48"
This quilt finish qualifies me to be entered in AmyLouWho's sew and tell giveaway! Did you finish anything THIS WEEK that you could enter?

13 comments:

Donna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, Carin!!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate all the hard work you put into it. You are treasured!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

What a wonderful piece of art for your school!

sunny said...

OMG! that is so wonderful. What a wonderful remembrance!

hoekstra family said...

Fantastic! I really hope that the person who buys this quilt gives it to the school, otherwise I am sure they are going to ask you to make another one - if they do, make sure you say no - or charge them a whole bunch of money! :)

jilly said...

You did a beautiful job Carin. Looking at the finished quilt you can't tell at all that you had a problem with the puckers.

Blessings,
Jilly

Leslie said...

wow great finish

Mary said...

WOW, I am impressed! This is so cool!

Michelle said...

Totally awesome!

Sew It UP! said...

That is such a wonderful gift and amazing piece! The school is going to treasure it forever.

pinksuedeshoe said...

wow Wow WOW! That is incredible.

Rene' said...

Carin, this is truly amazing!!! What a fabulously beautiful quilt. So clever to use all the faces. Hope it raises a bunch for the school. Thanks for sharing!

Darla said...

Wow! It's obvious that you put a ton of work into this! It's fantastic!

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