Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkins A Plenty

An assignment given in our 2nd grad class was to create a character pumpkin. Each child was to pick their favorite book character, design, and decorate the pumpkin. Here are the results. It was really fun to see what they came up with. Can you see some familiar book characters? Further down you will see the answer to my question.

Here's an expanded view of all of the pumpkin characters. You can click on each of the pictures to take a better look at the kid's pumpkins.

Here you'll see book characters like Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Alice the Fairy, Verdi the snake, Skippy Jon Jones the cat, and Pearl the mouse from Pearl's Promise, just to name a few.

Here you'll see book characters like Camilla in A Bad Case of Stripes, Frankie Stein, Harry Potter, Care Bears, Junie B. Jones, Alice the Fairy, Pokemon and some more pumpkins that I can't quite figure out myself. I'm going to have to ask the kids.

Here's a picture of one of the other quilts I made in 2002 that the kid's are enjoying in the classroom. It's been fun to share my quilts with them and they love sitting on them during reading time.

Notice the one un-lit pumpkin.
He's not happy being forgetten!

Here's the quilt label I made for it.

I don't know how it goes in your family but whenever we'd go anywhere, whether it was out to eat or to a movie or another activity there would always be at least ONE person who wasn't happy with the choice being made. It's funny how that works! That was my inspiration for the quilt label. The original quilt had 6 lit and 6 unlit pumpkins. I personalized it my making every pumpkin happy but ONE!

Happy HALLOWEEN to Everyone!


Nedra said...

Great pumpkins and I love the idea of one unhappy pumpkin that isn't lit.

Nedra said...

Great pumpkins and I love the idea of one unhappy pumpkin that isn't lit.

Trisha said...

Very cute quilt! I absolutely love how you changed the quilt to one unhappy pumpkin. That is so true!

Busy Little Quilter said...

Hi, Kim! I have the pumpkin quilt on my blog heading. I also posted pictures of Halloween quilts and a quilting party, if you would like to see. :)

You'rs is pretty. I know the kids in your classroom love it!

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute quilt Kim! I've had fun catching up on your posts -- all that wonderful Halloween and pumpkin-y goodness. Thanks for the quilt square pattern!

Nanette Merrill said...

I remember when you made that quilt and brought it to show. I've missed you at quilts! You've got to come back. Flora is highlighting what the theme will be for 2009 this month.

bingo~bonnie said...

I'm reading thru lots of past posts... and I had to say - I LOVE This quilt label - I'm sure you've made some other creative ones that I jsut haven'tseen yet.. :)

but can you do up a tutorial on exactly how you go about creating a cute label??? what suppleis do you use? what have you used that you didn't like..?

I know how to make up a cute clip art in word and fancy fonts.... but from there I really don't know where to go??

thanks for considering. :) ~bonnie