I will be teaching it tomorrow at Material Girls in South Jordan.
We are about 3/4 of the way finished with the class with the last class being in August.
The pattern will be available for purchase then.
I am designing this quilt with my daughter (Kassidy) and my grandaughter (Sophie) names but all of the blocks are from my childhood memories.
Hopscotch, jump rope and jacks were some of my favorite things to do at recess. I also liked to play 4-square...play on the giant teeter-totters and climb the monkey bars...but they didn't fit into the block...lol
I put a necklace on the dress because I remember jumping rope and my necklace used to hit me in the face until I would finally stop and tuck it into my collar.
I also remember all of the fun jump rope rhymes that we would recite together while jumping and then going straight into "Red Hot Peppers"!...
The dress (along with all of the clothing in the quilt) looks like a dress that my Mom made for me...or maybe one of my 3 older sisters...because I am the fourth daughter, I got to wear all of thier hand me downs!
I grew up in a very small and rural town and attended elementary school in the same 3 room schoolhouse that my mother and her parents (my grandparents) attended as children.
It was called Herriman Elementary and I loved that school and my teachers and classmates. We were all very close.
My mom was always at the sewing machine making us girls "school dresses". We had to wear a dress to school every day because that was the rule until they changed it when I was in 4th grade (1972) so that us girls could finally wear pants.
Before that time, I always wore shorts under my dress so that I wasn't limited on what I could do at recess...(remember the before mentioned monkey bars?...lol)
How about you? What did you like to do at recess?...or do you have any hand me down memories that you would like to share?