gift ideas | quilts | Sewing | Sewing Inspiration | Uncategorized

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Picnic Quilt

As a teacher appreciation gift for my son’s 1st grade teacher,  I decided to make a quick picnic quilt using her favorite colors.  I originally planned on making it out of fat quarters the same way I made my 1st picnic quilt, but I spotted this fabric at Hancock Fabrics and thought it would be an even better choice. (Especially since she loves purple, I love that this print had so many shades of pink and purple, but didn’t seem to childish.)

It is a “cheater’s quilt”.  Possibly not the best choice for a teacher, but hey-  what’s life without a little irony?

cheater quilt

It’s so pretty, by the time I was done, I wanted to keep it for myself!

cheater quilt

It’s awfully hard to get good pictures at 6:45 on a cloudy morning. (I am loving my new camera lens, it lets in so much light!)  I had intended on finishing this up early, and getting some good pictures outside, but between my procrastination and then having to go to a friends house to watch her kids, of course I was late finishing the quilt.  I put it in to the dryer a little past midnight and was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow…

I think it turned out great!  I hope his teacher thinks so too and will actually use it.  You wouldn’t even know it wasn’t a real pieced quilt unless you looked really hard.  The fabric is from the M’liss collection sold at Hancock fabrics.  The border and binding fabric is just some stuff I had in my stash, but it probably came from Hancock’s too.  They are my closest fabric store, only 30 minutes away.

cheater quilt

I wish I had gotten a picture of the back, oh well…

cheater quilt


cheater quilt

Now, I am tired…  So, I have something MUCH simpler planned for my Daughter’s MDO teacher and the bus driver.  I will be working on these soon.

If you like these kind of posts, you might want to follow along. (I would love to have you as a follower!)  You can subscribe using the Google Friend Connect widget, through a reader, or signing up via email.  Just click on one of the icons below:

   Photobucket      Photobucket

I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed on this page.