This quilt was a class project for Mrs. Kim's Reception 4 class (4 and 5 year olds)
at the International School of Lausanne, Switzerland. The 17 children hand-painted
10” muslin squares using fabric paints. As mom of one of the students, I volunteered
to assemble the squares into a quilt. I used brightly colored fabric strips to frame
each child's artwork individually, and bring the blocks to a uniform size (14”) and
shape. Three foundation pieced "filler squares" round out the number of blocks to
20, set into 5 rows of 4 blocks each for the quilt.
The children were thrilled to see their handiwork incorporated into a "real" quilt,
which now hangs in their classroom.
Patterns for the Indian Summer (the sunshine) and Swallow blocks are available in
my Etsy shop.