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!

11 comments:

Little Munchkins said...

That a gorgeous and I would be proud too if it were me. Well done!

lolliegirl said...

Oh it's lovely! You've done a fantastic job. I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased to receive this quilt.

Beetlehouse Designs said...

What a fantastic idea. That's the best gift ever!!! Well done.

Red Haired Girl said...

Looks fabulous, well done! Now come on over and join the quilters ;) You know you want to make another already...

Andrea said...

Oh Leah, it looks fantastic. As teacher, and a lucky recipent of many handmade gifts, I can assure you there will be tears! Well done!

Becky said...

This is wonderful :) I love the fact that all the students had input into this beautiful gift.

You have done such a great job, this will be loved.

Kylie said...

It looks great - I would be proud too!

ingrid said...

This is totally fabulous! Well done!
I have committed to myself to working with 80 kids to make 4 of these next year for our kindy fundraiser. I was feeling a bit terrified but after ssing your amazing work I am now inspired. Thanks :-)

Marie said...

It looks amazing...like Andrea said, as a teacher, this will be well recieved.

Lisa said...

Fantastic!

PinkLizzy said...

Such a brilliant idea! I love it.