This weekend I worked on a project for a local 4th grade class. They are having a colonial America day next Friday and I am going to demonstrate hand piecing, applique and quilting. To help get them involved I am bringing this quilt that they can sign. Then they will tie the quilt and I will leave it with them for their classroom.
Their school colors are blue and white so I used a lot of indigo fabrics in this. That also leads to a great piece of S.C. history since indigo was a profitable export from this state during colonial times. The school mascot is a bear so I used a bear paw block in the center. Since bear paw is one of my favorite blocks and indigo my favorite color and I got to practice some of Cindy Williams techniques and it is for kids this is an all around feel good project!
I needed to get this finished since I will be in Charleston a few days this week visiting with my Dh's family. I hope to slip away for a few hours and see the "Textiles of the Civil War" exhibit at the Museum of History there.
Fortunately we are driving so I can carry my latest fabric history book. It took Amazon a long time to get this but it was worth the wait!