Monday, January 09, 2006

New Project

How do I let myself get talked into things? I'm an instructional assistant in a 5th grade classroom, with the teacher who my two daughters had for 5th grade. She's a wonderful lady and I just love being in her classroom. The students started a chapter in geometry today. What goes better with geometry than a quilting project? So...you guessed it, I'm in charge! I've decided we'll be doing a stretched star quilt. It will be easy for the children to sew the squares on the diagonal for each corner, then we'll trim them, flip them back and be done with the blocks. The blocks will be 10.5" unfinished, which will leave the muslin centers big enough for their hand to be traced with a Sharpie. Then they will color them in, I'll take them home to press them and bring them back in for the kids to sew them together. This quilt will be tied so that the kids can do that too.

The best part of it is that each week, if the kids get all their work done, they receive a treat. From now on, if they earn a treat, they will also earn a raffle ticket for the quilt. At the end of the year, there will be a drawing and one of the children will win the quilt. As soon as I have some pictures I'll post them. It should be a fun project!

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh now how fun is that, that if they are good and get a treat they get a raffle ticket and one of them wins the quilt! I like that idea! I can't wait to see some pics!

Laurie Ann said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Can't wait to see it done!

Finn said...

Ohhhh, this sounds like fun Carolyn! And I think you will do a fantastic job...congratulations!

Love the pink customer quilt, and good for you for making do with the last of the fabric you have for that quilt!! Easy to buy more..hard to get it used up...*VBS*

Laurie said...

Carolyn,
SUPER idea for the quilt! I just LOVE the treat/raffle ticket idea! I can hardly wait for some pics!
Hugs
Laurie