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Handprint Teacher Appreciation Quilt: Layout and Cut List


 I am going to try to get this quilt finished in time for the
 UFO Challenge:
For details about the challenge, see this post

I volunteered to make E's kindergarten teacher a quilt as an end of the year appreciation gift. I have made quilts before using the kids' handprints and I knew that is what I wanted to do again, but since I had so few kids (24) I knew I needed more than just handprints. 

Enter Pinterest.

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I love the way the snowball blocks (which would perfectly fit handprints) make a secondary star pattern.  But I didn't want to do it 100% scrappy.  I wanted it to reflect the teacher's love of patriotism and do it in red, white and blue.  So I sat down and sketched it out, taking into account the 24 handprint blocks:
I knew I wanted to keep the blocks at a size which was easy to divide into 3 so I settled on 9 inch blocks: 
I then made up packets for each student to sign.  I included one white fabric square, a fabric marker and the instruction sheet on how to trace their hand:

I put it all in a ziplock bag and secretly handed them out (and then collected them) at school:

Since I decided on a secondary pattern I then had to calculate how many types of blocks I needed, as well as how many squares to cut:


In case you are interested in the cut list, here is what you need to make this quilt:

White:
(12) 9 x9 inch blocks (for signatures/handprints)
(26) 3x9 border strips
(2) 3x3 corner blocks
(2) 3x13 long border strips

Blue:
(12) 9x9 inch blocks
(78) 3x3 inch blocks (64 for snowballs, 14 for border)

Red:
(12) 9x9 inch blocks
(44) 3x3 inch blocks (30 for snowballs, 14 for border)

Here is a little teaser of what it looked like laid out on the floor:
 See my next post for assembly instructions.  And hopefully I can get it finished in time for the UFO party!  Make sure you check back!

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9 comments :

  1. I've been eyeing your fabric stash seen in the background of some recent photos and hoping you'd share a sewing project ;) I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. I could never have the talent for this; but, oh so beautiful. I love how you know the color combinations will work together so well.

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  3. I used to teach 2nd grade and would have flipped over something like this. What a beautiful gift you have given your child's teacher.

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  4. This is so thoughtful and lovely! She will still be treasuring it and remembering those kids long after they have graduated from high school. :-)

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  5. This is such a great idea, and so thoughtful!! Your color selections are perfect!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  6. What a brilliant and thoughtful idea!!! As an ex-teacher, I would have LOVED this!!! I would love you to share this at our ongoing linky that's just for Quilting and Patchwork...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/04/threading-your-way-quilting-and.html

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  7. Yep, I TOTALLY failed Home Ec during sewing.

    I envy you.

    GREAT job and SUPER sweet!
    -Joanne

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  8. That would definitely get you the Teacher's Pet award.... That is a fabulous teacher gift! I would never get it done in time myself, even if I started at the beginning of the school year. LOL!

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  9. WOW!
    THat would be quite the teacher's gift.
    I wish I were that teacher :o)
    THanks for linking up - this is just beautiful!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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