Sunday, November 11, 2007

Another start- this one on a deadline

This is a fun project I have been putting off for a while. It is actually the winning posters from the Third Grade Poster Contest (something my local Association of REALTORS does each year.) We transferred the winning posters to fabric, and now I am making a quilt that will be auctioned off at our annual Charity Auction- whoever wins the silent auction bid on the item chooses where the money will go!
But I have been putting it off for a while... well... because of life and stuff LOL
I think I will switch around the posters so the attached essays (the contest theme is What My Home Means To Me) is on the outside. Maybe. But I am definitely using up the nine-patches I got from a batiks nine-patch swap.
I think I will just add white sashing strips between everything so it all stands out, including the blocks. Or maybe just equal sized white squares.
The light purple nine-patches will surround all the posters, and wander throughout the other, brighter nine-patches, just acting as a unifying force.

What do you think?

I think it will be eye catching for even non-quilters who will be voting on it.
Oh yes, I have to have it fully completed by December 7th LOL

10 comments:

Jan said...

ffinately go for the sashing around the various parts to seperate them and make them "pop"! As to switching the placement of the essays, I'm more inclined to have the nine patches on the outside but that's just the rebel in me I guess. Caffinna from QC

Sweet P said...

What a great idea for a quilt. I don't have any suggestions though. Sorry :(

meggie said...

What a lovely quilt that will be. Such a nice idea to make a quilt out of the posters.

Dianne said...

Oh, I love the blocks the kids did!! What a great idea...

joyce said...

What a great idea for a fundraiser. I agree that sashing would separate the parts. You'll have lots of parents trying to out bid each other!

Meredith said...

I like the way you have it laid out. I have never made a quilt on a deadline good luck with that!

swooze said...

How neat!

Clare said...

What a brilliant idea. No suggestions though - sorry.

doni said...

I love the kid's posters. What a great idea! Is there anyway you can print the words around the pictures on the front? Hope you're a last minute person!!!

Good Luck! It's going to be awesome.

Desi said...

Excellent! I'm guessing some happy parent will wind up with that on their wall. And hopefully having paid a bundle!