Monday 24 June 2013

Thank You Kate: A Finished Quilt

My daughter, a precocious and happy four-year-old, is finishing her first year of school this week. She will be a Junior Kindergarten graduate. I can hardly believe it! She loved school and she loved her teacher, Kate. I decided to make a quilt as a year-end teacher gift and forgot about the fact that I am a teacher and June is crazy and how did I think I would have time to make a quilt?

I did finish (in the nick of time) but the quilt is smaller than I would have liked. Ideally it would have been a much more generous lap-sized quilt but I had to go with what I could finish, and this was the size (more of a smallish lap). I imagine (or wish) that she will use it curled up on the couch reading a good book. It is what I would do with it!

Here is Thank You Kate:
Backing: a print from Good Fortune by Kate Spain and a strip of a Kona Solid (not sure which one right came in my Pink Chalk solids box)
The binding is Lilac Pearl Bracelets. The quilting is very simple- the forgiving S stitch on my machine with long stitch length.
The front and back look awesome together.
Used: Two charm packs of Kona White, two charm packs of Kate Spain's Good Fortune. Design: My own. It involved cutting all the charm squares in half and then reattaching them, then turning each block to get the pattern.
A close up of the pattern.
Yes, it is a bit small, but I think it is very pretty and I hope it conveys to the teacher how appreciative I am for her efforts in ensuring my daughter had a great first year of school.


Linking up to Finish It Up Fridays over at Crazy Mom Quilts!


  1. Lovely finish, Lynn. I'm sure it will be appreciated and loved. Really like the of my favorites.

  2. Looks great! That's a great teacher gift.

  3. This is so cute! I have a Good Fortune jelly roll lying around (love Kate Spain), which I think would work for this pattern as well.

  4. It's beautiful! Great job. I'm sure she will appreciate it.