Well..... Elsie (and I) have been so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful teacher for her first year of school, and since Mrs East is a quiltmaker herself, I wanted to make sure that I made something special for her.
With the help of the wonderful teacher aide, Mrs Wagstaff, all the children drew a picture of Mrs East. They were just gorgeous! They all had the big smile and glasses, and most the lovely blonde hair (one cute3 little man even put in a couple of stray grey hairs... how cute!) I smiled everytime I looked at them and I loved the way they were so different. So many of the girls included butterflies, handbags, bracelets, even buttons and rings.
I then printed these pictures on to special photo fabric, and made them into a quilt alternating with pinwheel blocks. I held a sewing afternoon at my house and had the help of some lovely Mums matching, snipping and ironing. It was a huge help as it got a lot of the initial work out of the way.
We presented the quilt to Mrs East this morning, and well.... she was just slightly pleased to say the least! The tears were still flowing when we left.. The children had so much fun pointing out their pictures to her and were all so excited. It was such a joy to make, and to give. To give a quilt to someone special whom you know will treasure it is just makes it all the sweeter.
Here is a closer up image. Hopefully I will have some more tomorrow as a lovely Mum took some photos (the couple I took at school were blurry... probably because I was shaking..)
Have a great week,
p,s, cant tell how excited I have been to share this!! I couldn't share this earlier because this special lady does pop over here every now and again!