Wednesday, 18 July 2007

ONE OF FOUR

A little while ago, I mentioned that I had agreed to co-ordinate the design and construction of four quilts for our kindergarten. One for each group, all to be auctioned at our trivia night in August.

Our first quilt is complete. I assembled the top of this quilt quite early in the scheme of it all. A grandma of one of our families then offered to quilt it. I am so happy with the result. Really, a simple stitch in the ditch would have sufficed, but she has done some lovely applique and stitching patterns. And, she even bound it for us!



The inspiration for the quilt came from this quilt by Monica of Quilt while your ahead. I loved the way that the random scattering of red and orange stood out on the neutral background. With all of the colours I have chosen for the quilts I have tried to use colours that many people could put in their homes. I envisioned the quilts being folded over the corner of a lounge in a family room, hung on the wall of a playroom or put over the end of a bed. I have tried not to make any of them too girly.



I am so pleased to have one finished. Another two are well on their way. There is a sewing bee at my house next Monday for the last one. The response for help throughout the kinder community has been wonderful and has made the task so much more reasonable. I will keep you posted as the others are completed.

11 comments:

monica said...

oh wow, well thank you for the compliment and I must say yours has by far surpassed the 'inspiration' one!!

It's lovely and I wish you good luck with the auction!!

Monica

Cathy said...

that is really lovely
Tam, you girls have done a wonderful job. Love the colours.

Sarah said...

That's lovely and I am sure will do extremely well at the auction. Can you bear to part with it?

Violet & Rose said...

It's come up really well Tamara. I love the little applique trees.

h&b said...

Gorgeous !!

You are really talented, and as the mother of a boy, no, not too girly at all - really unisex, in a 'everyone will love it' way.

Congratulations !!
Can't wait to see the others too :)

Belinda said...

You must be so pleased, it looks great. Your lucky to have so must support with the project. I can't wait to see the others, I'm sure they will do well at the auction, what a wonderful keepsake.

Annie said...

What a FANTASTIC idea and a wonderful quilt. I think you will get a great result and there will be one very lucky family. I made a similar one for our school for all Grades 1&2 when I was teaching ART. I will try and find a photo and put it on my blog. Well Done - I am VERY impressed.

dizzyjadey said...

Its a lovely quilt, Tamara. The kids will all feel proud when they see all their own hand prints on the blocks.

Louise said...

Wow Tamara that's gorgeous. I LOVE this idea. I am currently organising stuff for our kinder Trivia night in August and we don't have anything this fabulous. The colours are a great choice- colourful but neutral. Don't you love Monica's quilt story - an inspiration to many and I'm sure this one will be too. Good luck with the auction...

said...

It's so lovely!
what a beautiful quilt!

Kylie said...

It looks great - you must be so proud of you efforts and the help of all of those little hands!