Tuesday, December 11, 2007

19 Day D9P finished!

I did it! The 19 day quilt challenge I set myself back here, finished! I think the fact that all my squares were already cut cut a huge chunk of time off. I was up too 12.30 last night finishing sewing on the label. I redid Mrs K's one from the last post, same image exactly, luckily it was still on the computer. I'm doing a different label technique now as on Saturday night we went to friend's for tea, the family who's little boy got this quilt. And I gave that to him in August and despite it not being washed, the label is all bubbling and cracking and peeling off from the fabric I had ironed it on! How embarrassing! I'm not too sure what went wrong as the labels I have done the same way at home here and have had for a few years are fine. But anyway, no more Tshirt transfer film for me, I am going the printable fabric way, using this here.

Anyway, slight ramble off the subject, sorry! Today was the last day of kindy for me. Grace's last day is on Thursday but Daz will be doing the kindy run as I'll be at work. Seems like this year has flown by, no more kindy runs till 2009 when Milly starts. Such a PITA when we started but one got used to it. So being the last day, decided to give the teacher and her assistant their quilts this morning. They didn't open it while I was there, popped it under the tree and said thank you and gave me a kiss as I thanked them for all their hard work. Drivng away I felt a tiny bit dissappointed that I wasn't there when they opened it. On one hand its nice to see the persons face when they recieve a quilt, on the other hand its kinda embarrassing all the gushing of "Wow did you make that?" from other people.

When Milly and I came back for the pick up, they had opened them and were all smiles and thank you's! Grace said they sat around the Christmas tree and Mrs K opened all her pressies and "when she opened mine, I had to go to the front and she gave me a big cuddle and said thank you and said she liked it very much". Awwwww!


10 comments:

atet said...

Lovely quilt -- and great that the quilts you made were appreciated!

Ruth's Place said...

It's beautiful!! I think it's a wonderful way to say thank you to the teachers too.

AJ said...

WOW Your talent continues to amaze me!! Even out of your colour-comfort zone you can make a quilt look stunning!!

Everybody knows teachers are very hard working and deserve the thanks they get...if only everyone would appreciated them like you do!

Cass said...

WOW Helen I love it. The colours are great and well done on getting it done on time

lanalarn said...

Not suprising that Mrs K was blown away - this is a fab gift

Juni said...

This is a fantastic quilt - I'm amazed with the colours as they are so different yet work so well together. No wonder the teacher is chuffed, she's a very lucky girl!

Andrea said...

I just love it Helen, those colours are great. I can't wait to get into quilting more next year.

Leah said...

That is awesome Helen! I love how it came together. You've definitely inspired me to have a go at disappearing 9 patch.

Corrie said...

beeeeeeeaaaaaaautiful and so nice to know handmade was appreciated!!!!

love the label too! well done on that one!

Karen said...

Helen this quilt is absolutely gorgeous - I love the colours and the border you have chosen sets it all off perfectly.

What a generous gift.