This last year my twins have been going to a play group 3 mornings a week, but not for long anymore. Their last day will be the 10th July. After that there are summer holidays and from mid August all my munchkins will be going to the same nursery school.
When Miss J. made the transition from play group to nursery school the goodbye was not a final one as the twins had just been born and we knew the boys would be going to the same play group. But with the boys leaving it will be the end off an era.
So an excellent opportunity to show Regina how much we appreciated the loving care she took of our kids. And what better way to do that but to make a quilt?
I've been growing a pile of 6" scrappy string blocks. After some playing on my design wall I decided on this design:
Then I choose some fabric from my stash to do the backing and that got me thinking, since this is a rather special quilt I wanted to make a special label for it. Why not integrate this in the backing?
In German when you thank somebody you thank them from your heart (literal translation). That in turn inspired me to make this heart block. I intend to let my kids sign it with their hand shape contours.
This is the top sewn together:
This is the backing, where as mentioned before I do need to get the kids to sign before I can baste it:
So far I have finished the top (10 by 10 6" blocks), backing and have chosen the binding fabric. The deadline may be looming, but so far it is still very much mission possible.
And then an unexpected bit of progress in my Camelot WIP. While watching Brazil - Mexico I managed to finish my 5th Camelot block. My Camelot quilt is one of those longterm WIP, see here and here. I am hand piecing it and have chosen a blue, red, white colour scheme.
I am linking to Lee at freshly pieced WIP wednesday and Lorna at let's bee social from sew fresh quilts
Till next time,