January 7, 2011

A Present to Myself!

After studying quilts for all these weeks with my students, I really got interested in crazy quilts

I just had to have one of my own! I purchased this beautiful vintage quilt from ebay. Thought it would be so cool for the kids to see a real one. They were so excited when I brought this in to show them! Now my bilingual kids no longer think a quilt is a "rug" and totally understand the concept. 

We all sat around it and talked about how and why the crazy quilt was made and who made it. Now this quilt will come home with me because I want to use it as a piece of wall art in our guest room! 



First Grade Crazy Quilt

Detail of "stitching"

Students created a color scheme using recycled wallpaper and crayons.


7 comments:

Fine Lines said...

These are quilts are terrific, the real fabric ones and your students'. Be sure to tell your kids what a great job I think they did!! I wouldn't mind either one hanging on my wall!

Phyl said...

I think I've already commented on your awesome kids' crazy quilts. So I'm writing now about the one you purchased - GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE the rich bright colors - my taste totally. Nice gift to yourself!

Ms. Jessi said...

Just wanted to send you some positive vibes as you are nearing your "D" day! I wish you and your upcoming new love the very best. It is truly such an amazing thing! :)

Paintedpaper said...

Wow, I love the quilt so bright and fun! make ours with paint and put them together! check it out on my flickr page!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33377430@N08/4373013154/

Marcia said...

Awesome! that's so cool. I also really like your kids' quilts.

ANNE FARRELL said...

Wow, I'm jealous of your quilt! I love the ones your students made too - especially the stitching. SO cute.

Art Project Girl said...

Ha ha Anne just saw this. I would love to share it! Wish we worked close! The kids love it. It was $80 on ebay and is going to hang like a huge piece of wall art. I think it was a steal!