Posts Tagged ‘school project’

Christmas Gift Projects

This Christmas season, I had a fun time creating a few gifts and special orders.

Lana requested a few infinity scarves, and I made an extra one to give as a gift at the quilt guild meeting.  At the guild meeting, I received a handmade gift of a zipper pouch filled with notions and a few fat quarters!

Ellen requested that I copy a pattern for a kids apron she made for her son years ago, using fabric especially for her grandson and granddaughter.  They turned out cute and I practiced using bias tape.

I made a tree skirt (free pattern here) for Asami and Matt.  This turned out to be an easy and fun project, and using the big space for ironing and laying out pattern pieces at Sewing Saturday was helpful.

I also made a table runner for my friend Jill at work.  She just bought a new house and I wanted to give her something sunny and positive for her new space!

Jill table runner

At school, we came up with the idea of a “Season of Caring” where each advisory class came up with a project.  Ms. Lowe’s group decided to make no-sew fleece blankets for charity.  Great job, kids!

school caring

I’ve been working on this baby blanket since after Ryan was born this fall.  It’s finally done as his belated Christmas gift!

 

 

Heart Healthy Charity Quilt

My students at school helped to create “Heart Healthy” quilt blocks after learning hands only CPR from Legacy Emmanuel and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue staff.  I put the blocks together in a colorful quilt which was donated to the new Meridian Park Cardiac Rehab facility as a thank you to their staff and as encouragement to their patients.

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This was my first time creating a quilt with drawings.  We used fabric markers and crayons, which were heat set onto the muslin blocks.  I had taped out the area so all blocks looked uniform in size.  The piano key border was done by a parent at the school and the great long-arm quilting was done by the staff at Sharon’s Quilt Attic.  The batting was even donated thanks to the Warm and Soft Company.