Friday, May 23, 2008

An Apple for the Teacher

The quilting, binding and label are finished. We will present my son's teacher with this in a couple of weeks.

The picture makes the writing on the label appear washed out, but in reality it quite black.

Here's the finished front of the quilt.

The quilting on the shadow-drop boxes is simple straight stitching done with the walking foor in a color that matches the fabric. The same color was used in the bobbin, so the back has many colored boxes outlined. In retrospect, I wish I had done the back all black, but then.

Here are some close ups...

Some of the students did a great job!! I think the teacher will love it.
The signatures of each student were Photoshopped onto the scanned art images. I had them sign their name on a white piece of paper. I was concerned that 5 and 6 year olds might not be able to write their name small enough such that it wasn't all over the art. That was time consuming for me, but worked out well.


jovaliquilts said...

Such a great idea, and it's SO CUTE! She'll love it. I love the shadow boxes around the pictures, too.

Christina said...

Oh, cool!!

Valerie said...

That teacher is surely going to be bowled over by such a thoughtful gift! It turned out so great!

Cathi said...

What a fabulous idea. I bet that teacher treasures her quilt for many, many years!