Monday, May 31, 2010

The Teacher Quilt

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I finished handstitching the binding on today... and actually, I finished the quilting today too. 

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I used 20 different prints so that each block has a special feel to it.  Each kid is unique so I figured that each block should be as well. :) I sashed each block in white which I think balances out all the colors well.  I quilted it with a free motion meandering stitch which is quickly becoming my favorite way to quilt.

Here is my favorite block because it's just so darn cute what he has to say about his teacher...

Here is my daughter's block as well...  If you couldn't tell, she loves math!

And here's mine... there are 19 kids in the class so I did my label on the front in the 20th block...

The backing is Kona Buttercup which is strikingly similar to the blanket I carried around as a child.  I love it.  I did a pieced binding which is something I've been wanting to do and I really like the way it contrasts to the front and back of the quilt.

This was a fun quilt to make for a really special teacher.  It's been a wonderful school year and I'm a little sad that kindergarten is over...

P.S... don't forget to enter the giveaway for the vintage pillowcase and elastic thread if you haven't entered already!


Carla said...

Adorable quilt, Jennifer. What a very sweet thing to do for the teacher. I got a kick out of Luke's of my best friends teaches kindergarten and she had a little boy with a big crush on her this year. so cute.

Bellgirl said...

How beautiful! Your kids' teacher will feel very special and very appreciated.

Abby said...

The quilt is perfect!

Maria said...

the quilt is gorgeous and I am sure the teacher will treasure it.
Isn't Luke sweet. He will go a long way LOL

I stipple a lot of my quilts. It is such fun to just meaner along all over the quilt.
Also often make pieced binding. Uses up lots of bits.

wishes, true and kind said...

What a great quilt! A very special gift for a lucky teacher!

Lynne said...

That is so gorgeous - the kids' teachers is going to be so thrilled - that has to be the nicest end of year teacher present I've ever seen.

John'aLee said...

What a special quilt! And what a great idea. Glad I found your blog!

XUE said...

I always love this square in a square design (don't know what is the right term for it). My daughter had 3 different form teachers this year which means heart-breaking good-byes each time. Happy Wednesday from Tokyo!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a fantastic quilt! And lucky teacher -- I'm sure she'll treasure her quilt always!!!

Marit said...

Super nice quilt! Lovely remembrance quilt... great idea!
; )

Jenny B said...

Hi Jennifer
I love this quilt! Is there a specific type of marker that you used for the kids to write with?


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