Sleep Baby Sleep
Quilt Design by Ashley Dalton
To see the words to the Sleep Baby Sleep Lullaby click on the link below.
This semester for Ms. Gowan we had to make a quilt. At first I was really not excited about doing the project. Although I knew we were going to donate the quilt to B4Books and it was for a good cause I was still somewhat reluctant about the project. I chose Sleep, Baby, Sleep as my nursery rhyme and got started. This was my first time ever doing any kind of project like this. I have to admit I was scared that I wouldnít be able to do it. Well I started and with my momís help it turned out really well. After all the work my mother and I put into this project it is hard to let it go. Especially since it was kind of a project we did together. The thing that is so great about it is that I know it is going to some child who needs it more than I do. Iím glad to be able to give to the community and let children and even their parents know how important education is. This project will show how a college education can help promote education within the community.
Also I think that doing this project has shown a good example of a project to do in the classroom with my own students. Since having to do this project I think it would be fun if I could have each student do their own square of a quilt and have a class quilt. The things I have learned while doing this project is definitely a lot about geometry. All the different shapes and how you can use your imagination to make beautiful designs for a quilt. When I first started I thought how am I going to do a quilt with geometrical shapes. Well with a little imagination and a lot of help from Ms. Gowan I got it. This project has also peaked a new interest for me. I have made the decision that quilting will be a new hobby. My mother and I plan to do another quilt as a mother daughter project.