Do you ever volunteer to help out with something and end up completely, totally underestimating the time it will take?
The artwork and image transfer to fabric via Bubble Jet Set was all handled by the 2nd grade class moms. Marybeth O’Halloran of White Lotus Quilting did the exquisite long arm quilting, each block a mini-masterpiece.
I offered to do the piecing and the binding. Easy peasy, right?. And, of course, the quilts needed labels. And how could I possibly let these go out the door without hanging sleeves? Greg kept reminding me that my child wasn’t even in that grade level. I kept reminding him that this was my last school auction. Boo hoo. Leil’s last year of official elementary school. Double boo hoo. (The three elementary schools on the Island only go through 4th grade, the kids all funnel into a single ‘Intermediate’ school for 5th and 6th grade).
The silver lining was working with the beautiful art created by the kids. Pure sweetness. Little smiles on all the creatures, tiny hands used to create the animals on the top quilt. As I was constructing I’d get a glimpse of something new and it would make me smile and feel all warm inside.
Full photo shoot on Flickr.