Monday, May 30, 2011
Next, I'd like to apologize to my readers. Somehow, I have neglected sharing a project that is almost a month old!
Teacher Appreciation Week is a BIG thing at DS1's school. Each year the PTSO collects items or monetary donations for gift baskets that teachers have a chance to win. This year, I decided to ask if they would like for me to make a quilted gift to be included in a basket.
"That would be GREAT!!!"
Being on a mug rug kick lately, that was my choice for the quilted item. I found a fabric (in my scrap bin) that wasn't too "girl-y" and went from there.
Choose a design that would be appropriate for a teacher's desk.
"Shut Up!" would NOT be a good choice. That lovely suggestion actually came from a teacher friend of mine. LOL
I opted for a design that a teacher would be proud for students to see. It's a little quilt that could even be posted on a bulletin board. It's what EVERY teacher wants EVERY student to do on a daily basis...
I did the letters with free-form piecing using a method that I learned in a workshop with Bonnie Hunter of www.quiltville.com. She learned the method from her friend Tonya Ricucci, The UnRuly Quilter of http://www.lazygalquilting.blogspot.com/. I'm pretty sure that Bonnie is no longer teaching these letters as part of her class because the method can now be found in Tonya's new book titled Word Play Quilts.
I can't WAIT to get my copy!