Classroom Auction Project 2014-2015

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.

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Then, had the kids paint (I used Tulip Brand Soft Matte Ebony) their picture and name.

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We let it dry for about 30-1 hour, then just peeled the freezer paper off!

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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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