Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Teacher Appreciation Edition

I am fortunate enough to have my daughter enrolled at a fabulous preschool just a few minutes up the road. She spends her days playing *hard* under the watchful eye of four amazing teachers.

In just a few weeks we'll be moving up at school, but I wanted to give each of her teachers a token of our appreciation. So this week I'm taking a mini-break from my Summer Solstice Quilt, and starting a few "quilt as you go" panels. I haven't settled on exactly what I'll be making with them. Pencil bags? Makeup bags? Gift card holders? Yeah, something like that.

This isn't my first time using the quilt-as-you-go-technique, but I think I've improved since my first mis-adventure. I took Tara Rebman's "Quilt-As-You-Go-Bags" on Craftsy, and picked up a lot of great tips there. I just love projects like this - lots of improv fabric play, and a great excuse to visit the scrap bin. I'm excited to pull colors for the next two bags!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced :)

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  1. Loving those red/aqua log cabins. Quilt as you go is still foreign to me. But if the results are this good, I may have to give it a go.

    1. What a wonderfully kind comment, thank you so much!

  2. What a great idea to make bags using the QAYG method! They will make such nice gifts for your child's teacher!

  3. These are turning out beautifully! I think we'll be in a similar spot with our ECE teachers so I might have to borrow this idea whenever our teeny tot moves up to the next classroom!