Every June I make a quilt for her teacher (and this will become much harder the school year after next when I have two daughters in school!). This one is using the pattern Diamond Tread by Freshly Pieced and a bunch of fabrics I picked up quite some time ago by Elizabeth Olwen (and a bit of Denyse Schmidt I had no idea what to do with).
Here is Thank You Brenda:
|The strip of pattern to the left with so much empty space reads as very modern to me.|
|In reality there are just a lot of HSTs arranged in a clever way.|
|It creates this great secondary pattern of the twirling ninja star in the middle. I straight line quilted this having (*gasp*) marked lines with a marking pen. Honestly I hated trying to press out the ink afterwards so I will avoid it if I can!|
|The back is a single fabric (unlike me but I think more to the teacher's taste). I didn't try to match up any seams because there was just enough of it and because, well, it is the back.|
|The pattern on the backing fabric is kind of cool.|
|I used that Dot Leaf mustard fabric for the binding and I think it really pops against the navy.|
My daughter also wrote a thank you note on the label, another tradition since kindergarten and always the teachers' favourite part!
In a couple of weeks time this will be taken and gifted with love. I hope that the teacher loves it but also that she has it for a long time as a memory of her last year of teaching!