I published a post about this quilt last month but I am making another post to participate in the Blogger Quilt Festival I discovered today on Amy's aka Park City Gal's blog. I designed this quilt based on the children's book The Quilt Maker's Gift.
My daughter Kelly teaches kindergarten at Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood, N.J. Last year, I went to her class to do a project with them on quilting and I brought the book to read to them. I was so inspired by the story and the illustrations, that I went home and designed and made the quilt. This year, when I returned to do the same project with her new class, I brought the quilt and they found the blocks on the quilt after reading the story. Some of the blocks were much more challenging than anything I had pieced in the past, so I really learned alot from making it. The block in the center has the title embroidered on it and the bird, butterflies and blue waltzing Siamese cats are done in raw edge applique. To learn more about the festival, click on the icon at the top of the right column. I can't wait to go and look at all the other quilts!