Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Teacher Gifts

I don't even know myself anymore - I completed teacher gifts more than a week early. After my success with Amy's tutorial on the VMQG blog for a quilted notebook cover for our inter-guild swap, I decided to make three more: one for G's classroom teacher (whose Mom reads this blog, I found out quite coincidentally), and one each for her two music teachers (we really lucked out with her school, I have to say).

First up, Mrs. I's, which is doing double duty as my MQG Riley Blake Challenge project (#multitasking)!

Notebook front
I took a queue from the red accents in the bird fabric for the elastic closure and page marker.

Notebook open

Notebook back

Quilted with my walking foot and my trusty Aurifil 40 wt in turquoise (5006):
notebook quilting

Next, Ms. Y-E:

blue notebook front

blue notebook closeup

That's some original Denyse Schmidt Katie Jump Rope fabric as well as some random stuff from my scrap bin.

And finally, Ms. K:

Pink notebook cover front

pink notebook inside

Also a scrap project. I had a lot of fun choosing fabric combos and in fact I think that activity took longer than the actual notebook covers themselves! If you look reeeeeaally closely, you can see a tiny bit of the lining fabric: black and white musical note fabric, fitting for music teachers.

These three wonderful women recognize and appreciate the time and effort that goes into handmade gifts, which is why I am so happy to do it.


  1. Beautiful gifts for very fortunate teachers!

  2. Love your fabric choices. When my daughter was at school there was a $10 max allowed for teacher gifts so handmade was the way to go, book covers was one of my faves to make though the effort wasn't always appreciated, such a shame! Glad your three teachers get that handmade is the best - Chris :D


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