Saturday, March 10, 2012

School Quilt 1

Hi!  Been away a LONG time!  I have been wanting to come back and post and every single photo I take; I take with my blog in mind!


I have been working on a school project with some other ladies.  Here is my story!

We have 68 nationalities in my kid's school.  Someone came up with the idea of commemorating our diversity and celebrating 25 years that this school is open with a QUILT.  Right up my alley!

I chose to make blocks for Colombia, my birth place and the USA, where I grew up and my heart resides!  

Here is a sneak peak of my Colombian block.  I chose to do the flag but did not want another flat image of it.  I tried to ruffle it up a bit!

I pulled the colors of the flag out of my stash.

I chose this dark coffeebean fabric, which you KNOW I love and am really pleased with how it turned out.

This is a bit bright and couldn't figure out how to make it more dull but I ruffled the strips.  In the Colombian flag; the yellow should be double the size of the blue and red.  I did cut it out as such but you really can't see that!

I did not extend the ruffles all the way to the right.  I thought I could finagle it later but in order to anchor the ruffle you have to sew a line down the center and then it was too late!

I zigzagged the letters on with cream thread.  I'm pleased.

I also made the USA block using left over stars and stripes fabric that I used on a previous project.

I pulled out my gun and put lots of Swarovski crystals on it!

My Ali made this block for China.  He used paints and drew it out himself.  The only thing I did was to write CHINA in English as he wrote it in Chinese.  Did you notice that Uki LOVES this block!  It has her 'paw' of approval!

My daughter made the Bahraini block.

She used gold paint for the face mask, ( NIQAB ), and glass beads for the pearls in the basket.  Love it!  It says BAHRAIN in Arabic above.  I can READ it now!

So, that is what we did.  I will post in another post the problem blocks and how I sorted them out.  I learned a lot from this experience indeed!

Thanks for stopping by!


Denise in PA said...

Good to hear from you again - I have been thinking about you and wondering if all was well! This sounds like a wonderful project to be involved in!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Thank you Denise! Very kind! All is well; just very busy! I'll pop over to your blog and have a read!!