I took some time and sat down and finally did a project that has been waiting for me since Christamas.
I pieced a backing that was gifted to me…
I worked really hard to sew it together so the seam wouldn’t show.
I ironed it…
…and then I loaded it on the quilting frame. You haven’t seen this quilt before. I didn’t make the top. Take a look. Can you guess who made it??
It was my old childcare families.
I machine quilted it..and bound it.
Here it is!!
I don’t know if you can tell but each of the blocks were made by the childcare kiddos. Each block has the hand print or foot print of one of the kids that were in my care at the time. Here is Peyton’s.
One block that says Jo’s Daycare. One of the mom’s had a cricket cuter and made the iron ons for the printed names and letters.
Here is Reid’s ….
This one didn’t have a name so I’m guessing this one was just an added extra.
Gannon and Carver shared a block. They used feet prints.
Emmi’s was a mermaid.
Check out Josies bees.
Orson had a firetruck.
Brody was a back hole.
Esther had her feet painted rainbow style and they were made into a butterfly.
Maggie’s hand made an ice cream cone.
Lucy’s hand was a cat playing with yarn.
Georgia’s hands became dinosaurs.
Jenna’s feet were flowers.
John’s became an octopus…
Luke’s became a frog.
Kole’s hands became an eagle.
I just love it. I truly do.
I don’t know the exact specifics of who did what but I have a few guesses.
One mom was the coordinator.
One mom was the person that finished the art work on the prints.
One mom had the Cricut cutter and did the letters.
Kelli sewed the top together.
However it happened, I love it.
I had a bugger of a time machine quilting it. I should have known better but I went over the painted parts with my needle. BAD IDEA. My tread was constantly breaking. I muddled through it and it was totally worth it.
Check out the seam of where I worked to seam up to backing pieces. I did a great job, don’t you think? That really made me happy that it worked.
Here the quilt is so you can see it all together again.
I took the time to take a picture of each block as I’m sure one of you will love it for inspiration. This would be great to do for a grandma with lots of grandkids. It would also make a great fundraiser project if your school has a fundraiser and each class needs to make a project for the fundraiser.
I am so impressed that the moms worked together to make this happen.
Here’s the backing with the top. I love the hexie backing.
I am so please, honored and blessed to have worked with such great families. This bunch was a particular favorite to me!! Many and much thanks to them all!!