Monday, July 16, 2012

My First Made-It Monday....

Well I am starting to get bit by the crafty bug (not to mention the idea that I need to start working on things for my classroom). I have been visiting many blogs and seeing all teh many, many and varied creations people are using in their classrooms this year and it is of course making me eager to share what I have started working on. So I am joining Fourth Grade Frolics in their Made-it Monday! :)
Okay so last October (or November I don't remember which), I went to a workshop given by the Bag Ladies who have all these amazing ideas to turn standards and lessons into projects and one thing they had that I loved and wanted for this year a Ziploc Quilt. It is exactly what it sounds like I put together 30 Ziploc bags and used almost 40 yards of red duck tape (I messed up and did the wrong side, which is why I had to use so much).

First 6 bags in the first row. :)

12 bags and I love the way the red pops!

The completed gridded side (When I realized I had put the grid on the wrong side :(. I was so upset!)

Finally completed the correct side and added the frame. It looks so cool!

Added a sign to the top with my name and the year along with the grade I was teaching.

So that's it! I will continue adding the things I am working on as I finish them. Next up cute chair pockets to refurbish my teacher's chair and dress up my author's chair. :)


  1. I love the way this turned out. What exactly do you put in all of the pockets?


    1. Well the first week I will probably put in the name clouds and their pictures and as the year goes I will change them out for writing assignments, projects, etc. If we do a story quilt I will put in their pieces in some kind of creative order. I made it super big though because at one point last year my kindergarten had 28 students so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of spaces.

  2. Great job!!!! Congrats on your first "made it" project!

    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  3. Great job on your project! It looks like you are set for the year!

  4. Love your quilt. Thanks for checking out my monday made its. I can see myself taping it on the wrong side. When I use to sew I would sew the wrong side a lot.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  5. This looks great, I think I'll try it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love your baggie quilt! I need to get another one made:) So glad you could link up! Hope you can come back:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  7. What makes it "the wrong side?" The print on the baggies? It should be toward the back, right?

  8. I was wondering the same thing, Joe. I think you got the answer!

  9. My kids are already in 7th and 3rd grades, but I think I might choose a sample from each year of their schooling and show the progression. It can be a "memory zip."


- Vicky