Every year I have the same customer bring me their family reunion quilt. Every year each person in the family colors a block how ever they would like and they piece it into a quilt and give it to their grandparents.
I thought this would be a great blog post because you can use this for many different activities. I thought that it would be fun for a baby shower. Have everyone at the shower color a block of fabric and piece it into an adorable quilt for the new little one.
I have also used this idea for a teacher appreciation gift and door decoration. I didn’t want to decorate the door so I thought of this idea. The teacher loved it and she will have something to help her remember these kids.
So the first thing that you will need is a pattern. The easiest one is probably equal squares. The teacher appreciation one I just drew up on my own. I wanted the pictures to be the focal point. I would use a white or light colored fabric to do the drawings on. This way they will show up.
I would color the pictures first and then sew the quilt together but remind the people coloring you will need a 1/4inch seam allowance. This mean don’t let them color all the way to the edge because once you sew it you won’t be able to see the whole picture.
After your quilt is sewn together, quilted, and bound the person who is going to recieve this is guaranteed to love it.
If you have any question please feel free to ask and happy crafting.