Sunday, June 1, 2014

Teacher's Gift Plus Quilt

My daughter's kindergarten teacher this year has been fantastic.  We moved in a month after school started and Harper really struggled.  Her teacher made her feel welcome and has been positive and encouraging.  So I wanted to make sure to do something special for her.
teacher's gift plus quilt
I know that her favorite colors are royal blue, purple, and pink so I wanted to incorporate all of those colors.  I had a couple prints from Aneela Hooey's Hello Petal which just happened to involve all of those colors, plus they seemed perfect for a kindergarten teacher.
teacher's gift plus quilt
Because I have had a lot on my plate lately I did a simple plus quilt with 5" squares.  I think that because the squares are so big it makes the quilt look smaller than it is: it is 63" x 72".  It is quilted with crosshatching since apparently that's all I do anymore, ha ha.  But seriously it is my favorite.  

The backing is a Shelburne Falls print that I had on hand and the binding is (I think) Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater.  
teacher's gift plus quilt
All that it needs is for my daughter to help me make a label for the back.  She still has 2 entire weeks of school left so we should have plenty of time (thought we will probably save it for the last minute).  

20 comments :

  1. What a thoughtful gift! She will love it! I do :)

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  2. What a lovely gift. I'm sure she will be overcome by such a thoughtful quilt. It looks lovely and I'm a fan of the cross hatch quilting too. Sounds like you and you're family are slowly settling into the new rhythms of the local neighborhood. It can be super tough trying to find your niche can't it. I've been here for 6 years now, and I'm still not sure I've found mine....

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  3. What a lovely gift. I'm sure she will be overcome by such a thoughtful quilt. It looks lovely and I'm a fan of the cross hatch quilting too. Sounds like you and you're family are slowly settling into the new rhythms of the local neighborhood. It can be super tough trying to find your niche can't it. I've been here for 6 years now, and I'm still not sure I've found mine....

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  4. It's such a gorgeous quilt and I'm sure Harper's teacher will love it! Nice re-work on your blog too - the navy and mustard looks really fantastic!

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  5. Fantastic colour combo! The Hello Petal is a perfect choice! I prefer to save lots of jobs to the last minute too!

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  6. Oh my gosh, what a gift! I was a teacher for 10 years before I started staying at home with my boys and I was always so touched at how generous the parents could be...especially with those little ones that needed a little bit of extra love. I'm sure your daughter's teacher will love it.

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  7. What a beautiful gift! That is one lucky teacher. :-)

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  8. Where were you when I was teaching?! ;) Seriously thoughtful gift, and the teacher sounds very deserving. Glad your daughter had a successful year of Kindy. That's such a special year. My son starts next year, and is really shy so I'm a bit nervous for him. It's going to be weird for me being on the other side of the parent/teacher relationship.

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  9. I love your fabric choices and what a lucky teacher! It's so pretty.

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  10. Oh I'm sure she will love it!!! Plus quilts are the best!

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  11. That is gorgeous! What a fantastic gift. And I love your new header/blog design - looks great.

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  12. A good teacher is priceless. What a great gift.

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  13. How pretty! I love plus quilts, and the colors you used. This quilt will most certainly be treasured.

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  14. What lovely, thoughtful, and generous gift for her teacher!

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  15. She'll love it!! ...and I do too!

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  16. That is a great gift! If only she was in my class :). She's going to love it!

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  17. this quilt is a beauty, and I'm sure she'll love it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. On my to-do list : ) Gorgeous

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  19. What a thoughtful gift! I'm sure she's going to love it :-) The color combos are great! Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  20. The colours are stunning! I have a layer cake of that line but haven't cracked it open yet to view all the fabrics close up. Plus quilts are so good. I did one of those silly Facebook surveys yesterday about what is the best US city for you to live in. San Diego was my match! Probably because it is at the ocean and has the same climate as South Australia. Enjoy your summer holidays xxx

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