Look, I made my first quilt – awesome!! I feel so accomplished! It was all straight lines, so the Handprint Quilt – Teacher Gift was pretty easy for a newbie to put together.
UPDATE: I made another one!! Check it out, Handprint Quilt, take 2!
Handprint Quilt – Teacher Gift
I absolutely LOVE this fabric – – very fun and kindergarteny, yet it’s apples, so that sticks with the whole “teacher” theme. The green fabric coordinates with the apple fabric. I picked them both up at JoAnns. I made my own blanket binding (large bias tape) using the tutorial at MADE.
I sewed on a square to the back that I had embroidered with a note, the school (whited out in the pictures – but it’s there in real life), and the year:
The kids seemed really excited to present it to their teacher – it was picnic lunch day and parents were invited to come, so it was a perfect time:
She invited them all to come back and visit her year after year and compare their handprints to see how much they’ve gone – – so fun!!
And since I was there, I snapped a quick picture of my daughter with her teacher – – it was a great year!