Exciting day - I finished my very first quilt project EVER! This is one of two quilts I made with a class of middle school students at daVinci Arts Middle School in Portland, Oregon and it will be auctioned off this Saturday. Miyong Noh worked with the students to do the shibori squares and then beached the color out to create the designs. Then the class named the quilts 'Diversity' and 'Simplicity' which inspired how I designed the layouts. I bought the shot cotton fabrics at Cool Cottons - and I have to give them a ton of credit for inspiring the color choices! The back was completely improvised: I wanted to leave spaces for the kids to sign and I also wanted to use up my scraps.
There are more photos here: Design Camp Flickr page
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I have a new toy! A size 10 pre-teen size Wolf dress form! I have been building pleated skirts for the middle school play and this arrived just in time. I must say that pleated skirts are not easy to make. I've been winging it a bit (as much as you can wing pleats) but the skirts have to work for a quick change from a school girl into a ninja warrior, but I couldn't resist the challenge. I can't wait to introduce my girls to her at camp this summer. They are going to be super excited to have a dress form that is their size!

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Am I really crazy enough to take on another quilt project? Indeed I am! Miyong and I are working on a Shibori resist project with the middle school for their annual auction. Here are a few samples of their work. Miyong from Idyeology is leading the project and handling the bleach. I will work on the block layout and design with the class next week.