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!
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