Sunday, April 30, 2017

A New Handprint Quilt

I am excited to be working on another special project for my daughter's teacher. Many parents came together wanting to do something for her and I offered to make a quilt like I had for another teacher who was retiring.

Step one was to get painted hand prints from the children. Fortunately two moms were able to do that before the weekend. I purchased coordinating fabric and today got to work putting it all together. Two students were missing on Friday, so we will hope to catch them on Monday.

I cut apart the handprints into 8.5" squares and cut strips of the coordinating fabric into 8.5" x 4.5" strips and 12.5" x 4.5" strips.

Next I laid out the handprint blocks and the coordinating strips.

Then I  pieced together the back of the quilt.

More progress is shown in the next blog post.