Friday 12 June 2015

Thank You Ann: A Finished Quilt

My daughter is nearing the end of grade one. She had a wonderful year. Her development has been remarkable, particularly her reading and math skills. This was, in large part, due to her experienced, calm teacher, Ms. Locke.

This quilt is her year-end teacher gift to thank her for months of caring for, guiding, supporting and teaching my child.

Here is Thank You Ann:
This scrappy rainbow was born mostly from a rainbow bundle I ordered from Pink Castle Fabrics ages back. Some also came from my stash to give me the right variation of each colour.

I quilted vertically through all the blocks along the seam line (but not quite in the ditch) and then did rows of diagonal straight-line quilting going in each direction. I like that it emphasizes the geometry of the quilt. Do you like the little Lizzy House kitty peeking out from that one mustard-y print?

The back is all one print.

It is an Art Gallery print that I ordered a long time ago from Sew Sisters based on a picture on the screen and then didn't end up liking at all for the original purpose. I am content with this use for this print.
Quilt label written by my daughter. I like the extra authenticity of the backwards "2".
I hope this lap-sized quilt is appreciated and used often by her teacher and that it helps her to remember my saucy little girl!

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Great finish & a lovely gift for a teacher. I'm sure she'll be thrilled to receive it.

  2. I'm sure it will be well loved! Awesome gift and love the label.

  3. What a lovely gift, especially with a label from your daughter. Congratulations.

  4. It's beautiful. And how touching that your daughter did the label. Ms. Locke will love it.

  5. Adorable! Lucky Ms. Locke!

  6. I love all the colors and the design! What a lucky teacher to get such a wonderful gift! :)

  7. A beautiful gift! As a teacher I can tell you that this would be totally appreciated, we do what we do with children for the rewards of seeing them progress, not for gifts, so to receive something like this would be an added bonus.