If you have school-age children, you know that teacher appreciation week just went by. I'm class mom for Aurora's second grade class this year and we just love her teacher. Really we've been so lucky to have great teachers for both kids so far. And we do truly appreciate them.
This year Aurora's teacher is pregnant and due this summer. When her class decided to throw a baby shower for her, I knew I wanted to make her a baby quilt.
I always think to myself how easy it will be. I'll keep it simple. Yeah, right. Inevitably, I get carried away. This is the pretty quilt I came up with:
Actually, it's not super-complicated or anything. I've been doing a ton of half square triangles lately. And all I had to go on were that she likes bright colors, her favorite color is turquoise, and she's having a girl. But I did add some time-consuming details, that, I hope, made it really special for her.
I had each of the kids in her class write their name. Then I traced them and stitched them (by machine) into rectangles around the border. I wanted their personalities to be there in some small way (without becoming too childish or overwhemling), so it's neat to have the names in their own handwriting.