Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Expanding Young Horizons

I'm happy to share with you the other assistant teacher quilt, completed and given to her this evening after the Pre-K graduation ceremony.This one has been named Expanding Young Horizons. Finished size is 56" x 64". This quilt, in the blues and yellow, was the perfect one for her because she is expecting a new baby boy next month.

The same basic plan was used, having one pieced block to represent each child and a pieced backing of the leftovers. I really love the way this back turned out. It is almost as wonderful as the top.

The teacher who received this quilt is so sweet and kind but she isn't sure she wants to share it with anyone else in her family. I think it is OK for her to horde it for herself for a while, don't you?

The quilting is another swirly design in a variegated blue thread. As with the green teacher quilt, the quilting really completed the overall design.

I chose to use the yellow for the binding instead of using a scrappy one and I think this turned out to be just right for this quilt. Again I did all the binding by machine. It isn't perfect but I know that no one will know but me.

There is a funny little story for this quilt. When I picked up Jammer from school the other day, this teacher was still there. She saw that I had a thread stuck in my hair and removed it for me. Of course I couldn't tell her that the thread came from the quilt I was finishing for her. Tonight she put 2 and 2 together and realized the connection to that small moment 2 days ago and the quilt she now held.  Speechless isn't adequate to the response she made when she received this gift and I know that it will be cherished and loved for many years to come. 

2 of you added your own colorful comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

My daughter's wedding quilt was blue and yellow, I love this combo. So much work and so pretty!

Doris said...

Wow, you're FM-quilting is coming along wonderfully!