This is the last of the five quilts I worked on with the fourth grade classes at my kids' school. This class chose a hot air balloon festival as a theme. It's a perfect concept for allowing each student to create their own individual piece that becomes part of the whole composition.
The kids always want to make a sketch first before they begin with the fabric. We really try to get them to think about shapes and just get straight to cutting. The kid who created this plane insisted he could not possibly just cut. Really???
I suggested it's really just triangles, right? Long skinny triangles for the wing, shorter fatter triangle for the nose, etc. Sometimes they just seem to want to be pushed back with a bit of humor. He was quite pleased with the result.
That big white bus on the bottom is a shuttle for people to ride from the parking lot. Of course.