Today was my grandson's graduation (!) from pre-school. I honestly remember my kids' graduations from the same levels!!
My daughter had asked me to give the kindergarten teacher a quilt and I didn't think I could do that and NOT give a quilt to the teachers at the pre-school who had all three of her kids over the years.
So I went through my stacks of quilts and picked out 3 which I thought would be enjoyed by the teachers. I made some of them a while ago but they've been just sitting in piles, so why the heck not??? Don't you agree? Giving away a quilt is much better than just keeping it sitting in a pile or a closet. At least, that's how I feel.
I gave this one to Teacher Paul, who I really enjoyed over the years. Very interesting man to talk to (I went on field trips so he and I had some time to chat).
This one went to Teacher Nicole, a very feisty single woman who loves sports. This was a sampler I made years ago and I'm happy to have it live with someone who will cuddle under it~!
This last one went to one of the people who runs the pre-school. Several years ago, I donated a quilt to their auction and one of her friends bought it. She lamented that she never got one. So Olivia got her own this year!
This is one of my favorite settings of all time!
This week I've done a little sewing. Still determined to make kid quilts for my little quilting group, I saw something on Facebook that looked very appealing so I found a pattern on Pinterest. It's called "Mosaic" and someone figured out how to break it down into 15" blocks rather than trying to piece it horizontally. I don't know about you but sewing together long thin rows doesn't appeal to me. This has been a lot of fun.
Here are the instructions I followed:
Initially, I was cutting rectangles for the first couple of blocks. I then decided to see if I had a die for my Accuquilt that might help. Well, imagine my surprise when I found a die for rectangles 2x3-1/2"-- never opened it. WOOHOO! It made cutting so fast. And, happily, I used up three fairly large pieces of white on white from my stash. It didn't reduce the stacks of lights but I felt good knowing that I used up THREE large pieces of fabric that had been sitting around!!
I think I may do this quilt in a specific color. Imagine it in blues?? (my favorite)
this will make a great quilt for an older child, I think. I'm making it 3x4 blocks and will add a skinny 2" border around.
My husband and I are heading up to the cabin this weekend and plan to stay an entire MONTH!! We are very excited. I am going to Vermont in the middle of that time (that's a whole other post worth talking about...staying with Wendy Reed and meeting Barb Vedder!!) and my daughter is coming with her family and another family so it'll be a busy time but just exactly what we had in mind when we built the cabin! We're very happy to have the cabin filled with people!! And kids!!