Animal Alphabet Quilt All put together !
The finished quilt is on display and ready to be auctioned off this evening at the Bulap and BBQ fundraiser at FBA! It was a fantastic challenge that was all new to me, and this year we did something a tad differently than last year. With 26 squares, one for each letter of the alphabet, each student from the Junior Academy placed a sweet little hand or foot print on the quilt in fabric paint and the rest was left to me. The only real rule was to have the animals "Start" with the letter on their square (which posed some hilarious challenges) which also made this a bit of a learning experience for me! (I mean, just TRY to name a REAL animal that starts with the letter "U".) Some of the prints became their own independent little painting, but I linked many others together to make a bigger composition. I don't know the final headcount (although I should since I inked each name next to their print) but I'm fairly sure we were up from last year having the count be around 150 students. I cannot take credit for the sewing on this quilt, that honor goes to the mother of one of the lovely ladies that run the office at the Junior Academy. However, had I had the time, I would have and could have done it...so the whole shabang can be ordered over my website if you are interested in having one of the sweet keepsakes made for yourself, a teacher, or your school.
We are very excited to see this quilt go up for auction, and I am pleased as punch to help raise money for a very deserving, loving, and worthy Christian school. Please take a minute to browse the gallery below - Sorry the letter "L" is missing...poor Lions -and get inspired to try these activities at home with your own kids! If you want a quilt of your own, Contact ME!
For the second year in a row, I have helped the school that my daughter attends with a quilt for their annual spring fundraiser. This year the quilt was for the Junior Academy. The quilt has a handprint or footprint for every student enrolled there, so the tally came to over 150 small paintings. We decided to do an alphabet themed quilt with animals that matched each letter of the alphabet on their respective squares. A mother of one of the lovely ladies that work in the office there embroidered the alphabet on the squares, and they were given to me with blank handprints. I took the handprints / footprints and turn them into animals. I apologize that all I have to show here are the finish squares without the process shown (and only a few of them at that). But it was such a big project I thought it would be absent minded not to post some of them for you to see. Hopefully I will have a photo of the finished project ( I don't have to be the seamstress on this quilt, so it is being pieced together by that gracious mother I mentioned earlier) and you can see the whole thing put together!
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