Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WIP :: 6/17/15

This WIP has been a few months in the making and I am excited to finally share. Linking up at Freshly Pieced this week for WIP Wednesday.
 One of the big projects for my job is to run our annual Quilt Camp for Kids! It's a tough time at the day job when I get to teach kids how it quilt. haha   ;)

During the next 2 weeks, over 50 kids, ages 7-17, will make their own quilts and learn some great quilt skills: using sewing machines, learning to rotary cut, paper piecing, and more! Each of the 4 sessions is 2.5 hours each day for 4 days, and there are 3 different skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced.

Having 3 different levels means 3 different projects and samples that I get to test out! Seriously, the Best. Job. Ever. I have a great group of volunteers & coworkers that help me get everything cut, ready & that help each day of Camp. We started yesterday with 20 kids in the morning class & 20 kids in the afternoon class - so it can be a little chaotic at times- but always fun!

The Beginner projects are these fun Banners/flags - I was inspired by this quilt by Svetlana over at S.O.T.A.K handmade. Here's the sample I made, but the camper quilts will have a bright sky, blue background instead of the grey.

The Intermediate group will learn rotary cutting skills and be making this woven block found at Quilters Cache.

Finally, the Advanced group will be paper piecing and turn this awesome Circle Flying Geese block by piecebynumber into an 18" pillow.

Can't wait to see all of the finished quilts as this is always my biggest WIP this time of year. It's great to see how much fun the kids have learning and making quilts and how quickly they pick it up, so my current motto fits these 2 weeks really well: "World domination, one Quilter at a time!"

1 comment:

  1. Awesome samples! Those kids are lucky to have you & your enthusiasm!