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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.

Blue man border graphic by Gavin, age 4.
A Quilt By Kids for Kids