I had a group of 5 girls that are all home schooled that wanted to learn to quilt. I had just completed the Fishies quilt and thought that would be a good pattern for them since it looks far more complex than it is. I made up the above quilt as my test run before starting with the girls.
It features the Dick and Jane fabric... so cute... I found it at Joanns as 2 sets of fat quarters.
I wanted to test drive a pillow case edge thinking it might be easier for the girls than a binding and used this as my sample. I quilted using stitch in the ditch around each fabric. This quilt will be going to the Downy Quilts for Kids program.
This is Shanon and Alyssa.... all basted and ready to tie... didn't they do great?
I had a couple assumptions regarding the sewing experience of both the girls and their mothers that were for the most part false, so what I had planned to be a 5 week class stretched to 8, but in the end there were no dead bodies and the girls all completed both a 4" 4x5 patch quilt for their baby dolls as well as a nice sized disappearing 9 patch lap quilt for themselves using 6" squares. I even had one girl who used free motion quilting!
I had the last session with the girls one-on-one to give them each individual attention to finish up, but only remembered to take pictures of the sisters. I hope to get pictures of the others soon and will share. All 5 of the girls did great!
Two of the moms participated as well, making a larger version of the quilts.
This is my quilt-along version I did with them, well, three versions of it. Which border/binding option do you like better? 1,2 or 3? I think I have a favorite, but lets see what you say.... and to sweeten the pot all opinions will get another entry in the Bad Blogger Giveaway!