Friday, May 25, 2018

Button’s Globe {Teacher Quilt}

This year, Button and I got together in April to plan his thank you quilt to his teacher.


Button requires a little extra patience and care at school and we were grateful, as a family, for her extra kindness and support. We pulled out the Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt that I had made the Joy pillow, butterfly and fox pillows.  I had originally planned to do letters, but he fell in love with the Vintage Life layout with the globes since his favorite subject seems to be geography.



He immediately became “bossy” and insisted on the fabric choices he pulled from my stash. 


I quickly was able to piece the blocks together. 


There was a bit of a slow down while I chose what to do with the “wire”.
I settled on a twisted chainstitch with a brassy gold perle cotton. 


We ran to the store to buy some sashing and border fabric.
He spotted the dotted blue fabric from the heart globe and we soon had a finished top to quilt. 


I was excited to be able to use my new Prostitcher program to do the crosshatch quilting on the globes. 


And also able to have fun and do free motion quilting everywhere else.  Stippling in the block backgrounds, wishbone in the sashing, and wild feathers in the borders. 


His backing choice wasn’t exactly what I would have chosen, but I just couldn’t argue because he was so determined to make decisions about her quilt.


We had fun digitizing his heart and signature for the quilt label. 


And I loved how excited he was to gift it to her. 



Quilt Stats:
Measures: Lap Size 
Pattern: Vintage Life by Lori Holt
Fabrics: Various scraps and stash. Sashing, Border, Backing and binding Joann Fabrixs. 
Quilting: Crosshatch and free motion on HQ Avante and Pro-stitcher

It was fun to see her open it


and also to see the reactions of his classmates and her!


And now it is summer....his favorite and my time of the year!!!

2 comments:

  1. What a fantastic and beautiful gift!

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  2. The fabric is very pretty. I do not want to do this. But i do not get it Who would like to make a beautiful fabric. This can be done here. ประวัติศาสตร์

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