So I came up with this “brillant” idea at the first of the school year. Little did I know it would take me 5 months to complete, ha! I tend to do that though, I guess I always love a challenge.
I wanted to take the ALL 30 kid’s silhouettes and turn them into a quilt. Using the freezer paper stencil idea like I showed in my previous post, I ironed the freezer paper into 11″ squared fabric.
Then, had the kids paint (I used Tulip Brand Soft Matte Ebony) their picture and name.
We let it dry for about 30-1 hour, then just peeled the freezer paper off!
After all 30 squares were painted and finished, I sewed them together with just a simple 1 1/2″ sashing and 2 1/2″ border. What was even more cool is I sent the teacher about 8 different fabric swatches to choose from and she let the kids vote on the fabrics. They picked the 8 days a week collection by Windham Fabrics. I just LOVE how it turned out! Now my hope is since I’ve put about 50 hours + supplies into this, that it will sell for a decent price at the auction!!!
I also added the class grade, teacher, and school year to it too. It’s a little hard to read but you can see it easier in person!
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