Friday, October 8, 2010

Quilt Squares

We talk about quilts as we continue to learn and study shapes in art class.  Quilts have beautiful examples of shapes.  They are also a great way to introduce the idea of decoration vs. function.  Most children have a quilt in their homes and a few have one hanging on a wall. 

I show examples of traditional quilts with very specific layed out patterns as well as non-traditional quilts.  There are many, many fabulous quilts out there!

We each make our own quilt square out of construction paper.  Although the pattern is the same our quilts always look very different.  We add stitching to our quilt using a felt tipped marker.  This is another opportunity to discuss patterns and shapes. 

Here are some examples of our beautiful quilts!

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