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?
It’s so pretty, by the time I was done, I wanted to keep it for myself!
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 friend’s house to watch her kids, of course, I was late finishing the quilt.
I put it into 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.
I wish I had gotten a picture of the back, oh well…
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.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.