Monday, November 28, 2011

Preschool Quilts! Are! Finished!

Dunzo! Finis! Hooray!

I could not be more happy with how these quilties turned out, not to mention the fact that they're done two and a half weeks ahead of time.

These are for a live-auction fundraiser for my little girl's preschool. There is a Kindergarten group, and a morning and afternoon preschool class. Usually each one has its own item to auction off. So Mother of the Year here volunteered to make a quilt for each group, with the kids' participation.

While I loved what Angela did here, I figured that might be a wee bit too advanced for 3 to 5 year olds, and settled on having them write their names on a leaf to add to their class's quilt. I helped the littler ones if they needed it, either by writing their name for them altogether, or by adding their name where what they'd written was a bit tough to decipher.

Everything was adhered using Heat n Bond light, which, when you use as much of the stuff as I did, really gums up the machine needle and causes the bobbin thread a fair bit of consternation. But I persevered, and I love how they turned out.

Kindergarten quilt - a garden for the kindergartens! 42" x 49" - a large wall-hanging or a small coverlet.

Kindergarten quilt

Detail shot of the cuteness (all the bugs were fussy-cut from a scrap without a selvage so I have no clue who made it).

Kindergarten quilt detail 2

Here's what the back looks like:

kindergarten quilt back

Morning Class quilt, which finished at 42"x54":

am preschool

Detail shots:

am preschool quilt detail 4
am preschool quilt detail 3

Back (fabulous IKEA fabric!):

a.m. preschool quilt back

Afternoon Class quilt, which finished at 42"x53":

pm preschool quilt

Some more details:

preschool quilt detail 2
preschool quilt detail 1

Back (more fabulous IKEA fabric):

p.m. preschool quilt back

Clever readers may have noticed that the two AM/PM preschool quilts are a diptych - here they are side by side.

am preschoolpm preschool quilt

Waaay more photos (yes, there are, in fact, more) may be found in my Flickr photostream, and I am linking up all over the darn place with these lovely finishes, including Finish It Up Friday at crazy mom quilts and these other places:

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations











Sew Happy Geek

Fresh Poppy Design



Fresh Sewing Day


43 comments:

  1. Very cool! There are so many fun things about these quilts. Of course the kids' contributions are sweet, but I also love the buzzing bee messages and that background fabric is neat, too! Excellent work!

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  2. Hooray! I love your quilts. And 2+ weeks early??? Excellent. The quilting is perfecto.

    Now...are you going to try to win one?

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  3. Felicity, these are absolutely amazing. Wow, what is that fabulous text-y fabric in the background. Love!! You are so talented. I love these!

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  4. Mother of the year indeed! Undisputed. And I can definitely say that because it darn near killed me making ONE of these leafy preschool quilts for my kiddo's class last spring, let alone THREE! And they are absolutely stunning. Love the mirror image thingy and about a million of the other many details. Freaking Fantastic.

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  5. I love them all! Such great details, and I especially love the details that you put into the quilting with the black thread!

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  6. These are so amazing. And the backing fabrics...I must make a trip to Ikea!

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  7. They are wonderful Felicity! Beautiful job! And congratulations on the early finish!

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  8. GORGEOUS! You did a spectacular job with these.

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  9. I think you ARE mother of the year! These quilts are so fun and colorful and happy. I love the quilted writing and all the details. I'm just in awe .....

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  10. Holy cow, Felicity, these are amazing!!! You've almost inspired me to volunteer to do something like this for my son's preschool...almost! I love the way you quilted these quilts and the fab Ikea backings you used (and thanks for the reminder about Ikea fabric, I'd forgotten about them!). So gorgeous!!

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  11. That was A LOT of work. Amazing. I hope that they do really well at the auction. I can't imagine that they would not. They are fantastic!

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  12. Really nicely done. Congrats. I'm sure they are going to be a huge hit.

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  13. Gorgeous! You really are mother of the year.

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  14. Eeee! these are just fab- love them!

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  15. These turned out awesome! So many cute details. :) Love the sun rays you quilted and the lady bug is darling.

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  16. Felicity those are crazy awesome. You are one incredibly talented quilter - and a super Mom to boot!!

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  17. Turned out so great! You must be happy with them!

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  18. I hereby revoke your membership in the last minute club and welcome you to the keener klub with open arms (says me who is almost DONE her crafty Christmas gifts).

    Be proud, be very proud. These quilts are fantastic and I hope they raise lots of money for the Montessori!!

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  19. These are amazing! So cute and I love all the fun details :) Well done you!

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  20. These are so gorgeous!!! And I love the pic of them side by side:)

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  21. I love these quilts! They are so beauitful. Great job!

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  22. Beautiful... Hopped on here from Lynne's blog...
    Cheers from India

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  23. Totally amazing and LOVE that the kindergartners got involved too! Beautiful. Really.

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  24. What a lovely idea and the quilts (all!) look great.
    And not too difficult to achieve.
    Would be nice for a baby's room as well.
    Thanks for the idea.
    Can you also give extra hours in a day?
    (would've been nice)
    Thanks!
    I found you on Fresh Sewing Day.

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  26. These are fabulous. So beautiful and I love that the children's names are on the leaves :)

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  27. These quilt rock and you do to for finishing them early!

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  28. I am impressed by your work with the children! Hope they make lots of money!

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  29. Great results from all your hard work!

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  30. Eeek! SO adorable! You did an absolutely wonderful job!!

    E's preschool has a similar auction, and I would LOVE to do something like this. But with a three classrooms, all of them with separate A.M. and P.M. groups, and some meeting only on alternating days, that's like 10 classes to cover. Noooooo thank you. : )

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  31. Oh, those are so sweet! And so thoughtful! Great finishes!

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  32. I don't blame you for wanting to share these with the world. They are amazing! I think you truly do deserve "mother of the year!" What an undertaking... well done!

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  33. WOW!!! These are fabulous! No wonder you are so proud of them! Hope they bring in lots of moolah at the auction. Smiles~Beth

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  34. Wow, these quilts are great! I love the fussy cut bugs and the birds, they are so cute!

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  35. The tree quilts are just the cutest things I've seen!! Great job!! Hugs

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  36. I love a quilt where the back's as fabulous as the top..too cute! I had no idea IKEA sold fabric, either. Thanks for visiting my blog..come back anytime.

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  37. These quilts are ALL AMAZING!!! The details are fantastic. And you got them done 2 1/2 weeks early?!? That's gotta feel great! GREAT job! I do love how the tree quilts go together. Such a neat idea!

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  38. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla

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  39. those three quilts are sooooo cool. i love them!

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  40. These tree quilts are so darling!!

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