Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Paulie's 1st grade class Bullseye quilt

Paulie and his 1st grade classmates used gluesticks to layer and secure 3 circles of polka dot fabrics on top of a word print square.

Some of the kids used the whole glue stick on two such stacks...  They were stiff as a board!  1st graders love their glue sticks.  Wowzers!

I took their layered stacks and stitched the outer circle, 3/8" from the edge.  Then flipped it over and trimmed out the large circle 1/4" from the stitching line (this created a smaller circle that will be used with another class.)

You can see the outer stitching and where it was trimmed away.
Then I repeated the process for the middle circle: 1) stitching, 2) flipping and trimming out.  Repeat for the smallest circle.

Why do this?  Because the layers need to be removed.

Paulie and his 1st grade classmates 
created this darling bullseye top.

Once I longarm it, I will snip and fluff the edges of the circles.  The sweet students are choosing to whom they will give this cheerful quilt.  Teaching them the joy of giving! 

1 comment:

em's scrapbag said...

Great quilt from these first graders. Whoever receives it will love it and how fun for them to get to choose who it will be.