Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Creative Kids

I've been in the classroom with the 5th graders this week. I visit one group each morning, tomorrow is the last.

I spread out the fabric bits on a big piece of poster board, makes for easier hunting! I also covered two clip boards with batting and muslin - it keeps the square still while they arrange and rearrange all the pieces. Then I press and fuse it all without worrying about messing up the creation.


I'm surprised at how much time they all take! Even the boys spend a good amount of time hunting and placing just the right pieces. They also tend to want to just line up the blocks and fill the space completely. Today I specifically asked that they consider leaving some white space. They all look amazing, but here are four of my favorites so far.


And a little test layout with the solid....

14 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Looks amazing! There's no way you could sit an adult down to come up with something like this, only kids, lol :)

Dresden Quilter said...

They all look fantastic. It is wonderful that they have someone like you who can show them how creative they truly are.

Di~ said...

They look great! You've got a good creative method going there and they are using awesome fabrics! I think this is so cool!

Dee said...

Definitely you should write a journal and keep the pictures in it for a later book you simply must write on sewing/quilting/parenting/surviving!

L Johnson said...

Coming along great!

Crystal Hendrix said...

That is turning SOO cute! I am very very tempted to make some for my boys and have them design blocks for me! A lot of work but well worth it! :D You are such a good mommy to do that for the school!

Jenny said...

this is so great! What a great idea for the kids to get involved...its going to be so cool.

Stephanie said...

Awesome job those kids are doing! What a fun project, and a fun teacher. :)

Kris said...

This is looking great! Way to go!

Jackie said...

What a terrific idea! They all did a wonderful job. I love them.

Leslie said...

your idea is turning out to be amazing. they are doing so great. i love it when even boys get in on the crafting.

Care said...

This is so fabulous!! I am dying to do one like it!

amy smart said...

This whole idea just amazes me. I'm so impressed - both with your creativity and your can-do desire. It is going to be fantastic.

AND, I love the color of it all. Wonderful!

jaybird said...

i love that they are all taking their time looking for the right piece... those are our future quilters!!