Last month (or was it in March?) I mentioned that I was letting my students design quilts and that I would make one.
Only 4 students turned in designs. I told them it was optional. Of those 4, two of them asked me daily if they had won the quilt. How can you not make 2??
From the beginning I knew which quilt I would make. But then, right before Market, I changed my mind and decided to make 2 quilts. Which means I had between getting back from Market and Thursday, a whopping 10 days, to make 2 quilts. Plus I was absorbed in the Fever Series.
I learned A LOT about piecing angles while making these quilts. They aren't perfect, but I'm ok with that and I don't think the kids even noticed. I was nervous that they would be picky and mean, but they were so excited and happy.
N. loves Batman. His was the clear winner to me. He chose these colors because they are his "favorite blend colors". I think he would have been happy with just a big piece of Batman fabric! I quilted it in lines that go from the edges and converge at the Batman symbol (Josh's suggestion).
The other quilt was for A. She's well...she makes me laugh. But she half-asses things. Her design was awesome, but the colors were terrible. Terrible. She colored some of the squares in yellow highlighter when I asked if there was going to be any color other than blue. Sigh. She's just that kind of student. She WANTS to do well, but she doesn't complete things. Anyways, I loved her design so much that I have other plans for it and can't show it to you. So here's a glimpse.
I feel like I can breathe now, knowing that school is over, the quilts are done and so are the books. This week is dedicated to Bee Blocks. I'm getting to them ladies!