I have just got back from my Daughter's school where I presented them with a signature quilt the kids helped make. The school is following a program called The Leader in Me. I was excited to help create a quilt that will hang in the school entry.
I sent fabric squares for each student to school along with a Fabric Signature Pen. I used a Tee Juice Pen (I should say, several pens). Pre-school and Kindergarten signed their names to the pieces for bark. And 1st - 4th grade were all the leaves.
The kids signed their names to the block and cut out the leaf shape they wanted on the tree.
I collected all the leaves and bark pieces and appliquéd them to the tree. I thought the tree needed a little color, so I made the ribbon and blue birds. The school mascot is a red bulldog, so after many attempts of drawing a bulldog, this one was the best version.
Around the border of the quilt, I quilted the Seven Habits that the school uses in The Leader in Me program.
How many leaves? I lost count. But there is about 420 students and I added a few blank leaves and bark pieces, so that if anyone is missing, we can have them sign it and not be left out.
How many stitches? A gazillion. But now I have the appliqué bug again, and have been looking for some more things to stitch down.
Thanks for letting me share.