Friday, May 28, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy, over at Amy's Creative Side, has been hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival for the past week. If you are in need of some inspiration, head on over there right away.

My entry for the festival is also my latest finish. I made this quilt for my son's third grade teacher. She is one of those teachers that changes your child's life. Before her, Ian tolerated school. Now he LOVES school. She has truly inspired him to want to learn!

I am a substitute teacher at my children's school and subbed for Mrs. T several times this year. One day I took all the house pieces into class with me and each child got to design their own house. We then put their house into a baggie and labeled it with their name. Even the intern got to make a house! Then I brought everything home and assembled it. I love how each house shows a little bit of the child's personality. (All the pictures are clickable.)

This is a close-up of my son's block. As you can see, I labeled each house with the child's name.

I presented the quilt to her this past week at our end of the year party. She was speechless! She said she is going to hang it in her classroom next year. This group of 3rd graders is looping up with her to 4th grade. We are all very thankful and excited to have such a wonderful teacher for another year!

Thanks to Bonnie Hunter for such a wonderful pattern!

And thanks to you for checking out my blog! I hope you will check back often!


Zlaty said...

What a fun quilt! You did an amazing job!

Happy sewing!

Sabine said...

Lovely quilt - and I bet she wasn´t only speechless - she nearly cried, didn´t she?

Greetings, Sabine (fellow teacher)

Sarah said...

Wow - this is great. I love house blocks to begin with but this has such a great story too!

Chris said...

A treasured memory for a teacher. Great gift! I would be speechless too.

ANudge said...

What a great idea! And it turned out wonderful. I had my afterschool children make a quilt as I taught them how to sew - these were 3rd - 5th graders and they did great.

I may try this with another group next year.

Thanks for sharing - it is an amazing quilt. I can see why the teacher was speechless.

janet said...

That is just wonderful, and so great that you involved the kids in the process!! What a treasure.

Eileen said...

ad adorable quilt. how sweet of you to do this for a beloved teacher. a great story and thank you so much for sharing. teaching is a hard job--and requires so much time, so nice to be recognized for that effort,

Laurel H. said...

How cute!