Saturday, May 5, 2012

A recent finish-Head teacher quilt top

This purple and green quilt top was dropped of to my long arm quilter on Tuesday morning and I got her to take a photo of it first so that I could share it with all of you. It isn't the best picture and I will get nicer ones when I get it back but at least I can give you a peek at how it turned out.

Overall I'm happy with it. Designing the center was tougher than I originally expected...the individual border blocks were done first and then the center was designed after to fit. For the top and bottom borders I originally had the blocks stitched together differently but I didn't like it. I pondered it for a couple of days and it just bothered me so much. So I ripped the blocks apart and changed it up a little. Much better. The center white blocks will later get a piece that I hand stitch on, one with a quote about teachers and the other the names of all the kids in the class.

The back was pieced with all the leftovers from the top and looks pretty cool though we didn't get a picture of that. So sorry. I promise to show it once this one returns.

One down and 2 to go. I hope to have the 2nd top done and delivered to her by this comng Tuesday. She will be going to Ireland in early June and promises to make these quilts a priority for me before she travels. It is wonderful to have a long arm quilter who is willing to put a rush on a job for a customer.

In the mean time, this quilt needs a name and I'm stumped. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

2 of you added your own colorful comments:

Rachel said...

I love it. SO beautiful. I am a lame quilt namer, but I like Thinking outside of the box, or Outside of the box.

Janet said...

Wow this is a fantastic and huge teacher gift quilt! When I look at it I see the teacher as the centre block and the pupils are the wee blocks all around, looking up at her. I haven't though of a name yet but maybe this description will jog something for you.