Blue Squared ~ A Finished Quilt

Blue Squared : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Another school year has gone by, and I always find myself a mix of emotions. Proud of my kids for working their hardest, sad that they are growing up so fast, excited to have them all to myself for a couple months, a bit worried about how I will mix work and time with my kids while they are home, but ready to slow down, relax and enjoy the moment. May is always a crazy month ~ end of year presentations, celebrations, graduations, birthdays, camping, soccer tournaments… I admittedly don’t do so well with being over scheduled. But I did manage to find time to finish a gift for a teacher, with approximately one day to spare.

Blue Squared : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I think I mentioned in my last post that I asked my daughter what colors her teacher liked. She came up with blue and black. I sketched out a rough plan and used it as my base for this quilt. My daughter embroidered a label for the back (I erased the teacher’s name in the photo, but it is there in real life. 🙂 ) I think it’s a nice touch to have the kids work on a piece like that.

Blue Squared : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It’s quilted in a free motion meandering design. I forgot to measure it before I wrapped it up, but I believe it’s around 54″ x 60″. That was my plan anyway! The backing is Puff Porcelain by Rashida Colman-Hale for Cotton + Steel. One of my current favorites!

Blue Squared : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I am so grateful for all the work my kid’s teachers put into the year. They really are like a third parent. It is a hard job that takes a very special person. We are lucky!



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    Anne Beier

    May 26, 2016

    What a lovely finish. I’m sure your daughter’s teacher will love that quilt.

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    May 26, 2016

    What a lovely quilt! I feel you with the end of year over scheduling! I have 8 kids and it’s like a circus act around here I am making 2 quilts for teachers gifts but have yet to start them, lol, but I have till the 14th of June….need to get moving though.

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    Donna DiGregorio

    May 26, 2016

    I love this web site 😉 Love the blue quilt and how sweet is that of you to send that to your daughters teacher. I’m sure she will Love it.

    Was there a pattern for it? I could of missed it along the way ;(

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    May 26, 2016

    What a fantastic gift! As a teacher for 35 years, I’m sure the teacher really appreciated your thoughtfulness.

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    May 26, 2016

    This is a wonderful gift which will surely be useful, too. As the child of two teachers, can I say that your support and appreciation throughout the year are equally wonderful gifts to the teachers in your children’s lives.

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    May 26, 2016

    This is the end of the road for school summers for me~my baby graduates in two weeks. I’m more emotional than I thought I would be~enjoy it while you can! Quilt is a lovely gift!

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    Vicki Louise

    May 26, 2016

    I really love the simplicity and warmth of the quiet blues. She is one lucky teacher!

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    Elana Goldberg

    May 26, 2016

    I would love to be your child’s teacher receiving such a loving gift. I’m sure it will be cherished forever.

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    May 26, 2016

    As a teacher myself, I love that you have taken the time to make such a wonderful gift. It’s great to know that teachers are appreciated!

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    May 29, 2016

    What a lovely gift! I try every year to make my daughter’s teachers a handmade gift. My go-to is usually an Open Wide zipper pouch. This year I think I might make a pillow.


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