She has been off on Maternity leave since March break, so we had a bit of time to sneak around and make her a surprise gift from the whole school. The students in Room 15 were a HUGE help delivering and collecting unfinished and finished squares.
I cut the fabric into 6 1/2 inch squares and lay it out on a set of desks to make sure that there were enough squares. Oops. There weren't -- and I only had 6 1/4 inch fabric left.... So I had to cut every single square down by 1/4 inch. Doh! Thank goodness that the rest of it went together without a hitch.
Each class was given a square of cotton to decorate with their finger prints (and non-toxic fabric paint).
Many classes used a stencil....
There was even a square for staff who don't have a "homeroom", office staff, lunchroom supervisors and caretakers. So, everyone in the school had their fingers in this gift :) (at least once).
I then took everyone's squares home, heat set them, and stitched them together. Then I added a backing of soft "minky".
The colours below are more "true". The photo above shows the size better.
(We used setacolour fabric paint and I heat set each square for 5 minutes to make sure that these fingerprints never wash off :)
The quilt is about 3feet x 3 1/2feet (90cm x 105cm), and is backed with soft green "minky" (kind of like a super-soft velour).
**Technically, this isn't a quilt -- it is a baby blanket. It doesn't have batting in the middle, and I haven't done any "quilting" on it**
We hope that Ms. Poulis likes it!