Baby's First Library - Finished!

This quilt is a gift for a special person. Because of her, I was able to take several quilting classes this year, and really expand my skills. She also gave me seven hours a day to myself to sew.  (Not that I used all of them.)
She's my son's kindergarten teacher, and she's expecting her first in October.
I debated several different designs for a class quilt - the handprint quilt, having each kid color a layer cake slice... But when I saw Don't Call Me Betsy's bookshelf quilt, I knew exactly what I was going to do.
The quilt is 33x44", made entirely from stash (including one of my precious Dr. Seuss FQs and a scrap of my Japanese import birds) and backed in minkee. It's quilted in the ditch along the tops and bottoms of the "books."
To make it from the class, I envisioned each of the kids signing one of the books as if they were the "author."
But you know how things go when kindergartners are involved. By the second kid, they were signing on the white; three of them signed the Spot book; almost none of them signed in any sort of a straight, book-title-ish fashion.
Well. It's a little more unique than I planned, but it's probably just what a kindergarten teacher would expect!

Baby's First Library - Top Finished

Started Monday, finished Thursday - my favorite kind of quilt!
Okay, it might have something to do with the fact that it's only 33x44".
But whatever - it's all from stash and it's all adorable.
(And it's all thanks to Don't Call Me Betsy's awesome tutorial.)
On Saturday, the Dude and I are headed to the LQS to pick out the backing. He already knows exactly which section to pick from. ("Mom, where do they keep the minkee?")
I let him into my precious Dr. Seuss FQs for one of the books. Yes, he's smiling like that because he knows I'm taking his picture.

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 11

Finally, my finger is near recovered and I had a good couple of sewing days!

 Which means the cat must now sit in the sewing room to get my attention.
Steelers Quilt: pieced! It's 40x50" so I'll be adding borders. The plan is a 2" black border, then the million 2" HSTs, then... I don't know after that. Another black? A B&W?

A baby quilt for the Dude's kindergarten teacher. It's from Don't Call Me Betsy's tutorial, but bigger. I'm going to have the kids sign the books, so I need at least 20, and I went wider than 1-2" books because kindergartners need a little more space to write. (Or at least mine does.) It'll end up being a three-shelf bookcase, with some stacked, some straight and some leaning.

Another quickie charm pack project, for my husband's grandmother.

Untouched This Week:
iSpy Sliced Coin Quilt (but not for long - the accent fabric has been purchased!)
LQS Saturday Sampler 

Awaiting Quilting:

In Planning:
Rudolph Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)

Second Snow White commissioned.
Finished the pattern keeper/easel for my sister. Need to start the bag. 

This Week's Stats:

New Projects: 2
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 13
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