This pile of pillows is the first in a series of Pattern Block Shape Pillows sewn by Libby Shannon's kindergarten class. If you aren't familiar, pattern blocks are specific shapes that we use in our math program. They include the trapezoid and rhombus which can be confusing for 5 year olds. We use them to explore patterns and fractions.
To help become familiar with the shapes, the class is sewing felt pillows of each shape. I was impressed with the tiny whipstitches made by the kids. Libby said that the highlight was picking out the color of felt and thread. She also commented on how the kids really concentrated on them and looked forward to sewing each day. I'm not sure, but I would say that the pillows are roughly 10 inches round. She pre-cut the circles for the sake of time.