And just like that, it's summer vacation! My girls are staying busy in the studio working on the Kids Quilt Round Robin that I'm hosting along with Sarah Goer Quilts. They began with this raw edge appliqued block for the "Treehouse Quilt" they're making their brother, and they're asking all their round robin partners to add treehouse/outdoor play inspired blocks to the project.
My kids have been beggggging for a treehouse after seeing a few episodes of Treehouse Masters, and since we lack permission, trees, and the $50K entry threshold for something comparable, I suggested they quilt a treehouse instead! They spent an afternoon making sketches, then pulled some neutrals for the background (these are getting shipped with our blocks to be used by others in creating additional blocks), traced their designs on Heat n' Bond Lite (my favorite fusible!), ironed them to fabric, and cut out the shapes. I did help with the stitching around the applique, but they did the rest and I love what they came up with. Once the quilt is finished, it will be a birthday gift for their little brother. In the meantime, this block is off to the next recipient, and we're waiting and see what creative idea arrives for us to add to!
P.S. Not familiar with what the Kids Quilt Round Robin is exactly? It's a chance for a small group of kids to try their hand at collaborative quilt making. Each child is making a starting block for their quilt, then sending it to three others to have them add on. Once all four blocks are complete, everyone will gets theirs back, and assemble them into quilts. We'll be hosting a blog hop in November to show off the finishes, but you can follow along now on Instagram using #kidsquiltroundrobin to see what everyone's working on month to month.