I'm sitting here on a Sunday afternoon, doing homework and organizing my assignments for the term. Don't be jealous, it's not as much fun as it sounds. :-)
However, one assignment might be. And this is where I need your help.
I'm making a quilt based on my internship experiences and teacher identity (yeah, I know it sounds....mmmm...less than academic? But the assignment parameters allow for it so I can actually work destress-sewing into my scholastic schedule and call it achievement. So, I'm going with it.)
I am sewing it mainly from scraps and what I have in my stash. I will be doing fairly improvised stuff with a few traditional blocks thrown in. IF ANYONE would like to sew a block or two for me, (or maybe you have leftover blocks you have no idea what to do with) I would love to have them.
1) Please use scraps - don't go cutting into anything large and precious. Part of my idea is about using limited resources.
2) Use white or off-white as a background or border. This isn't mandatory. I can make it work regardless.
3) Size and shape is completely up to you! Octagons, squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons - go nuts!
4)Pop it in the mail by the first week of February. I'd be freer with the time but I have due dates.
Why am I asking other people to help me with my homework? Quilting, like teaching, is a highly personal activity and everyone has their unique ways of doing it. Also, teaching and quilting are greatly enriched and strengthened by community; I have learned teaching from other teachers, students and community members, just as I have learned skills and gained inspiration from the online quilting/sewing/knitting/writing community I've found online. With you.
I will be posting progress and explaining my concept as I go along. And coming up with treats to send back as thanks. :) If you'd have the time and energy to contribute to my project, please send me an email at citricsugar at yahoo dot ca or leave me a comment I can reply to.
And now for a random picture of an elephant in a Jayne toque: