Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dr. Seuss Teacher Quilt

Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 028

As an end of year “Thank You” gift for the twins’ kindergarten teacher, I decided to make her a quilt. Months ago, I went in during lunch time and traced all the kids’ hands without the teacher knowing. I used the tracings to make blocks that consist of each kids name and handprint. I used a Dr. Seuss font I found online to print the kids names on printable fabric. The rest of fabrics are all from the Celebrate Seuss! By Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman Fabrics line of fabrics.

There are 19 kids in the class so I was one block short of being able to make a rectangle.  I wrote a poem and printed it on fabric to make the final block. It was the first poem that I have written in about 20 years. I attempted to make it Dr. Seuss-ish. The twins thought it was great, but they are 6, so please don’t judge me on my poor poetry skills.

The front of the quilt:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 002

My attempt at poetry:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 004

Payton’s block:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 005

Taylor’s block:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 006

The back of the quilt:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 033

Close-up of the fabric on the back:Mrs. Francis' Dr. Seuss Quilt 032

I’m going to have the kids present it to her at Kindergarten graduation next Friday. I can’t believe the year is almost over. I’m more than ready for summer break, but sad that Kindergarten is just about over for my girls.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I was only 4 weeks late

but I finally got my girls’ Easter dresses made. I bought the fabric and pattern for the dresses a few months ago, but I just didn’t find the time to actually  make them before Easter. I buckled down this weekend and did the little girls dresses,  my older daughter’s skirt, and a hair accessory for each of them in just 2 days. Needless to say, my house is a wreck because not much else got done.