Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Class Handprint Quilt

Thanks to my mom the quilt is done!
 I've always wanted to make a class quilt for Trouble's teacher and thought this would be my year to give it a try. The class will be giving it to her for an end of year gift.

I cut out 24 white 7x7 inch squares, 35 yellow 3x3 inch squares and 58 blue 7x3 inch rectangles. (blue & yellow are the school colors)

The white and blue got sewn together into strips that I took to Trouble's school to steal hand prints from the kids in his class when the teacher wasn't looking (I used blue fabric paint).  The hands got labeled with the child's name.

Blue and yellow got sewn together to make more strips.

I put all of the strips together to make the quilt top. In the 3 empty white squares I embroidered the teacher's name, 2nd grade and the year.

I passed the top to my wonderful mother who put the whole thing together (top, batting and back) with her fabulous sewing machine that handles quilts so much better than mine.

PS- Shhhh....Trouble's teacher has no idea what I'm making so keep it on down low- thanks!

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  1. What a BRILLIANT idea for a teacher's gift! How on earth did you manage to get the kids handprints without the teacher seeing? didn't you need paint??? I'm impressed!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. This is really sweet! As a former teacher, I would love to receive this as a gift! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just did the same thing - - we're taking it in to the teacher tomorrow....

  4. What a neat project! I bet that teacher will love it! Great job.

    Deviantly Domesticated

  5. This is such an amazing project for a teacher gift! Any teacher would be lucky to have it. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink HIppo Party!

  6. awww! What a great gift! I'm sure the teacher will treasure this for years!

  7. Wow what an amazing teacher's gift.

  8. Lovely. Trouble's teacher will cherish it!!

  9. As a preschool teacher myself...I have to say this would be a completely amazing and thoughtful gift to receive. It will surely be cherished.

  10. What a sweet thing you've done for her teacher! Great idea!

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