This Teachers Gift is full of Student love !!
Their teacher is going on Maternity Leave and the creation of this Quilt started with two dear friends (Melissa and I) chatting and coming up with this AWESOME Baby Shower Gift from the kids.
Each Student has chosen an 8 inch square colour and letter – and drawn a picture with Fabric textas !! Aren’t they clever ???
Once each Student had finished their square – then it was my turn to see how they would all come together. Melissa had tried putting the squares in alphabetical order, but there was a little too much red together – so hence it was decided to be “quirky” and mix the letters up !! As not all the Squares, were “quilters square ;-)” I have used the sashing in between to adjust the sizes !!
Melissa also found this gorgeous ABC border print – Alphabet Soup !! Which has just completed the Quilt top beautifully. I’m so happy with it – Bright, cheerful and fun – all the characteristics you want in a little one’s play mat ! The children saw their work today in person and are super excited to be giving it to their teacher this week.
The playmat is an awesome size 130x160cm !!
The Back you ask, looks like this………. The gender of the little one is unknown – so we went Red !! and the strip of Alphabet soup brings a bit of the front to the back !
I have used the delicious Aurifil Dove (front) and white (back) cotton to Quilt. We decided on Spirals as it softens the squares a little and gives lots of texture to the quilt.
These Close ups give a closer look at the Quilting and the gorgeous pictures that the students have drawn. Can you imagine being the little one having tummy time ???? They are going to have soooo much fun !!! And be very stimulated 😉
I can’t wait for the students reactions to their teacher receiving their gift this week !! Enjoy !!
I so enjoy these Quilts, that are designed as you go, not sure what the final design will be, but this has been such a HAPPY Quilt !! n it makes one smile when you look at it !!
Thank you students for the opportunity to frame your work.