The Eighth-grade graduating class wished to gift the school with an artwork symbolizing the Peacemaker Theme. The students chose to use their hand-prints in a palette of bright fabrics to create a quilt.
1 – Show students exemplars and discuss theme of Hands in Art – symbolizing character traits of giving, honesty, gratitude, work ethic, etc. Students will decide on the color and design of their quilt. (Note: My students chose a palette of bright color fabrics on a black and white patterned background blocks. Their design consisted of nine hand-prints joined in a circle on each of nine 18" (46 cm) blocks – there are 81 students.)
2 – Discuss and demonstrate techniques and procedures for working with fabric and fusible web.
3 – Have students trace their hands on fusible web, iron the web to fabric of their choice, and cut out.
4 – Students will arrange their fabric hand-prints in desired composition and fuse to fabric backing blocks.
5 – Students will use fabric paints, buttons, and embroider to embellish the surface of their blocks.
6 – Students will sew the blocks together, add borders, layer with batting and backing to complete.
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