Teacher Quilt for Grandson's 2nd Grade Teacher
P.S Ryan is in 3rd Grade!
Mrs. Appel...your quilt is on it's way and should be completed By Valentine's Day!
I may be just a "little" behind but since Mrs. Appel is a friend, she has been very patient. Last year, I was a Guest Reader for Ryan's 2nd grade class. I read a book about a little girl's Grandmother moving from her home to a retirement community. To ease her Grandmother's loneliness, the Granddaughter and Mother made a quilt from the Grandmother's & other family member's old clothes. The discussion with the children was priceless when they began to tell stories of being homesick or stories about their own Grandparents. Their little hearts are so tender and empathetic at the age of 8-9 yrs. old.
Each child's hand-print was traced and cut out along with the Teacher's and Principal's hand-prints.
The Frog print handprint belongs to my Grandson due to his obsession with frogs.
Since these pictures, I have now finished the zigzag stitch around each handprint (which was only my second attempt by machine to do applique.) I used Heat n Bond and the Zig Zag stitch. I did OK but was scared to death every stitch of the way. By Block 19 I had the process down.
I like the way the sunlight came through my sewing room window when I took the picture below.
MUG RUG (Belated Christmas Gift)
MUG RUG made from Moda's "Maison something something"...my mind has drawn a blank and I don't want to walk upstairs to look it up. I Love these colors!!
Below is a picture of the Block of the Month Quilt I joined sponsored by a local Quilt Store. We could choose to go a different color direction so I chose these Civil War Document fabrics...a First for me!
I do not claim any photographic abilities...that gene went to my middle daughter..so forgive the quality of my pictures, especially when trying to show you the beautiful Civil War fabric I just bought from "The Fat Quarter Shop"
I love to see my UPS man drive up my driveway when I am expecting fabric orders!!
I'm going to use this CWar fabric in making the blocks of the above quilt and then I'll figure out my sashing and binding when I put the finished blocks up on "ye Ol design Wall"
WITH THAT SAID...
Considering that I begin Weight Watchers next week, I thought I would share a chuckle with you!
I feel this way when I see the Hot Sign lit up at the Krispy Kreme Store and my car involuntarily makes a turn and goes right into that KK Drive-Thru