Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Miss W's Wedding Quilt

Matilda's beloved teacher is getting married in the upcoming October school holidays. At first I thought I would make her a "normal" quilt for the occasion. But then after seeing the amazing quilt Andi had made with the 5 and 6 year old children in her daughter's class, I changed my mind and thought let's make a quilt for Miss W!

It's top secret from her, I have made each child pinky promise not to tell her and so far, so good! Because I work at the same school as my children go too, I have been able to sneak out at recess and lunch time and sit with 2 or 3 kids and assist them draw their square. I've told them that it's for Miss W and Mr H and they are getting married, what can we draw?

Lots of love hearts, flowers and smiling faces. They are on white homespun but my camera is making it look more cream. I have 6 more kids to get to do their square, then I can start sewing them together. Maybe this will help get my sewing mojo back cause at the moment it has disappeared!

6 comments:

MB in MI said...

This will be a most special gift!!

Cindy said...

What a treasure you are making for a special person in your girls life.

Tamara said...

she will love it and the kids are doing such a great job! how special!

Outback Crafter Debra said...

Yes, from experience the teacher loves it, as we know, teacher's appreciate anything made just for them, particularly by the kids.

We made one while our teacher was on her honeymoon & taught the kids to blanket stitch. It worked really well. Here is the link

http://outbackcrafter.blogspot.com/2010/04/25-children-taught-to-blanket-stitch.html

Keep up the good work.
Debra

Cass said...

Great idea Helen, can't wait to see the finished quilt

Wendy said...

oh what a wonderful idea! This is going to be an incredibly special quilt that will be treasured.