Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tending Young Gardens - 2013 Teacher Quilt Project finish #2

Here is the 2nd completed eacher quilt for this year. This one is for Sunshine's assistant teacher. She is a young teacher and I've actually known her for a long time. Her parents are members of our fire company so I've watched her grow up.

I decided to title it
Tending Young Gardens
The fabric line is Flora from Moda and the pattern is called I Spy Ten Little Things from the Moda Bakeshop. All the floral elements in the prints had me thinking that it is similar to the Pre-K teachers' job...they tended little seedlings all year long...hence the quilt's name.
The fabrics are full of great prints and bright, fun colors. This was the simplest pattern of all to do and I am most definitely going to keep it in my binder to use again when I need to whip up a super fast gift.
Another fun swirly quilting pattern was the choice for this one. The quilter used a rainbow variegated thread and it looks great.
One of the fabrics in this line, my favorite print of them all, was my choice for the backing.  I love that you can't see the seam line at all. I've gotten quite good at matching up patterned fabric to join pieces together for borders or backings and I'll have a tutorial with my method to share with you soon.
The Orange/Red lattice print from the line made the perfect binding fabric.
It looks great with both the solid sashings on the front and the print fabric on the back. The colors in this quilt are so bright and cheery that it will be tough to give this one away. It's finished size is 45" x 48".
I'm sure she won't expect to receive a quilt as an end of year gift but I'm hoping that this quilt will always remind her of all the great the memories she has of her 1st year as a teacher.

7 of you added your own colorful comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Any teacher would love this quilt Michele! Blessings, Marlene

Needled Mom said...

It is beautiful and I love the name of the quilt.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Another wonderful quilt that will be so appreciated.

cyndiofthevortex said...

What a fun and happy quilt! I'm sure she will be thrilled to receive it. Who wouldn't be?

Karen said...

A beautiful quilt. I am sure she will treasure this quilt and the memories of this past school year.

beaquilter said...

that's adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Love it!! It's as cheerful as the one I just posted about today. There is no doubt that it will be a surprise and cherished for many years to come. The teacher will definitely know how much you appreciate her with all that quilty love......blessings, Doreen