After three and a half months, the Kid’s World Quilt is complete and is hanging on the wall in its new home.
First of all, the back story. I got a call from our pastor in March asking if I’d be interested in making a quilt for a wall in the new kids addition at our church. I immediately said yes. Originally it was going to hang over a stairway. After some discussion between the powers that be that decorated, it was decided it would hang on a two story wall at the front of the building.
On March 26th, I headed to Grubers and bought fabric. The next day, I started the quilt.
First the grass, and then the sky. The next step was the sun. By the end of April, the tree was added. In May, I started making birds and animals. In June, there were flowers and bugs added. On June 29, the larger of the two quilt pieces was on the quilt machine. It came off the machine at 2 AM on July 4th. The second piece came off the longarm on July 9th. We had a binding party the next week.
On July 17th, the quilts were hung. The two pieces together are 12 feet wide and 14 feet 3 inches tall. That’s a two story wall they’re hanging on.
This little red guy may be one of my favorites. There were circles in the fabric, so I just quilted around them.
Thank you, Mickey Depre, for letting me “borrow” the idea for the ant!
My favorite funky flowers. They look a little bit like modern hollyhocks.
The idea for the little girl came from Carol’s flickr account. (Check out her blog for some seriously fun stuff!) Then I had to draw the little boy. Have I mentioned that I can’t draw!
Who doesn’t love a puppy???
By the last day, I was seriously sick of machine quilting. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I have a hate-hate relationship with my longarm quilting machine. The very last thing I quilted were the rays of the sun.
Well, waddayaknow!!!!! There are feathers on those sun rays. I actually did it.
This project has stretched me far beyond what I thought I could ever do. Transferring an idea from my head to fabric was a long, sometimes scary project. I’m beyond thrilled with the results. While this quilt won’t change a little child, the whole kids building and the people who work there will. There are so many people there that will love on those little kids. They’ll be Jesus with skin on.
And that’s why I made a ginormous quilt.