Well, this is that quilt that, as one commenter put it, I was "volun-told" to do :) It is a gift for a retiring school teacher, one of my mom's co-workers. See, I agreed to bind a quilt. Turns out that certain non-quilters may not actually know what binding means and may in fact assume it's the same as make a quilt.
This quilt contains the hand prints of (59) 5th graders. The 60th block got a quote and thank-you message.
(ETA: several people have asked what the paint used was. I didn't buy it, but was told it came from WalMart and is called "shiny acrylic". I heat set it thoroughly with a hot iron.)
I quilted the quilt with a wide stipple, avoiding running over the paint hand prints. (I'm not including too many closeups because blurring out 59 names was not how I wanted to spend my evening.)
Although I wasn't initially excited about doing this quilt, I am proud of how it came out and happy that it's going to a worthy cause. I was surprised by how soft the paint hand prints are after a good wash and impressed that none of them ran or bled.
The backing is a pretty blue paisley and the binding is striped. The quilt finished at 60"x72", a generous couch size. So, at the end of the day, a pretty quilt goes to a good home and everyone's happy.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.