This is the first time for me to make a handprint quilt with kindergartners and I wasn't really sure what I would do as sashing or in between. I just knew that I had a lot of blue scraps that I would use so I made sure the paints were varying shades of blue for the handprints.
Originally I thought I would piece 3" squares as the sashing, or even cut them down to 1 1/2" strips and piece them. I played around with it a bit and then decided I didn't like that idea AND it would be way more work than I wanted to do.
I've also been working on the 9 patch blocks that the 5th grade class designed for their quilt when the thought came to me to make crazy 9 patch blocks in blues only to put between each handprint block. Brilliant!!!
After a few testers I decided this was the look I was after.
- Use freezer paper on each handprint block to stabilize it.
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