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« on: May 30, 2011 04:59:00 PM »



Finished!  This was made for a beloved teacher...  signed by as many of her current and former students we could capture.
 


Here is a detail of the corner, showing some fabrics and part of the scrappy binding.



A bit of the back showing the machine quilting. 

The details... made from stash fabrics selected by the kids.  The white is a white on white quilting fabric.  Machine pieced and quilted.  Cotton batting.  The kids signed using fabric gel pens heat set with an iron. 
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011 05:06:25 PM »

What a wonderful gift!!!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2011 05:13:52 PM »

Oh wow - this is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2011 06:49:25 PM »

Wonderful quilt!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011 06:14:40 AM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011 08:20:17 AM »

Gorgeous colors and what a lovely sentiment...it will bring tears to her eyes!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2011 05:07:08 AM »

I would have loved this as a teacher gift, especially when I left the classroom. How wonderful!
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011 05:42:16 AM »

Oh, that is beautiful!  I think Irish Chain is my favorite pattern.  I love the simplicity of it.  I also love your scrappy binding--normally I'm not a huge fan, but I think the wide solid-white border keeps it from looking "busy."  Very well done!
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011 03:28:11 PM »

Thanks everybody.  This was a blast to make.  It didn't stick with the traditional pattern of putting a stripe in the border because I wanted the space for the kids to sign.  I did 'replace' it by quilting where the stripe would have been.  Then the kids went and stuck to the big blocks in the center....

We gave it to her this week.  She was very surprised.  We had the principal call the kids out during passing periods to come and sign it.  About half way through the day she figured out that all the kids getting called were 'hers' and got worried.  The spud did his best to re-assure her that it was really all OK.   Then when we had to page her to give it to her, she got really concerned.  Then she saw the quilt and it was all worth it. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2011 06:34:51 PM »

I'm glad that the teacher was surprised. I really want to do an Irish Chain quilt. This has inspired me. Smiley
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