This quilt is a year-end gift for my 2nd grade daughter's teacher. Their classroom theme is a movie studio (Studio 125, their classroom number) so that's how I named the quilt.
Back in February, I made up little "kits" and secretly stuck them in each girls' backpack while I was in the classroom helping with a project. The kits included the fabric, paint, brush and instructions for making a handprint block. I asked the girls (all girls class, there are 19 of them) to also sign their name in pencil. Once they were returned to me, I stitched over each signature with 2 strands of DMC floss.
The finished quilt measures approx. 60" x 44" after washing. There were 20 frames but only 19 girls, so I used my embroidery machine to write a special message to their teacher. This is her first year teaching and she is SUCH a doll, I just know she will treasure this gift from all her little girls forever.
"We love you, Ms. DeRosa"
"Studio 125 ~~ 2013-2014"
I wanted a "busy" fabric on the back because I knew I would be quilting in 2 colors (black and pink) and didn't really want the lines to show. My daughter picked out this print but sadly, there was not enough for the full back. In hindsight, I wish I had pieced it differently, but I also don't think Ms. DeRosa will spend too much time looking at the back.
There is no quilting on the white handprint blocks, but I did quilt 2 lines inside each black strip (shown below) as well as through the pink sections.
We will present this to my daughter's teacher during their year-end party on June 12. I'm betting on some tears :-).
~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~
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~ Kat ~