Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bags for the Teachers

These are the bags I made for our teachers!
I couldn't decide which one I like more, I think I like both equally! I tell you what, that new walking foot likes to sew plastic, its so much easier.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My First Quilt...

...and I am very proud!

It turned out great, probably thanks to the fantastic art work supplied by my daughter's class of beautiful kids. I just love our school and the teachers are the best. I was asked to make a quilt, if I could, for my teacher by our other Prep teacher who is as equally as wonderful and so very nice to think of our teacher. So she got the kids to secretly draw a picture and say something special about our teacher using fabric pens on pre-cut calico squares, then I got the job of putting it all together along with the lovely poem she found.
I have to thank my Mum for handstitching the binding down to the back. I used Heather Bailey's binding tutorial to get the corners right. I bought a walking foot for the quilting part and (hope this is the correct term) quilted in the ditch around each square. I think the quilt measures about 140cm square and I made a matching carry bag since I had a fair bit of leftover fabric.

I can't wait till the kids give it to her on Friday, she is so special and deserves every ounce of thanks we can show!