Tuesday, June 1, 2010

love of learning

June. End of another school year. Hard to believe.
In the whirlwind that has been the last two weeks, I realized my youngest will no longer be a preschooler. She's had the most wonderful two years at a local Montessori school and I wanted to give them a little something to remember her by.
The design is based on the school's logo - a trinomial square. The quilting is minimal - just 1/4 inch on either side of the seams to start with. I added the heart beacause of how much Trixie loved school. Above the heart, the school's initials are quilted in lowercase script. Though you can't see it in the photo, the numbers 1, 2, 3 are quilted to the right of the heart in the rulers. Some of the fabric is from the American Jane collection, though if you have it, you may notice that in the fabric you have, the little girl is a redhead. A little work with a fabric marker and now she looks much more like Trixie. That particular piece was a charm square. I loved that it had a girl and a little rug in it. (Those of you with Montessori schools in your lives will understand the meaning of the little rug.) The name of the quilt is from the school's motto "Where the Love of Learning Begins".

I was able to get a quick picture during the carpool pick up time today - my last one at that school. Trixie's a kindergartener now.
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9 comments:

Susie Sunshine said...

Such a big girl!
Congratulations, Trixie!

Sara said...

We are a Montessori family too but I had never noticed the rug in that fabric. That is a darling quilt and a lovely rememberance of Trixie.

Paola said...

Time does fly. She's a doll.

be*mused jan said...

Well, really, how cute is that?! (And Trixie, too, of course!) Where did this year go?

Rebekah said...

What a great gift for Trixie's teachers. You were so thoughtful with everything you included in the design.

Stephanie said...

What an amazing idea and gift for her school. I love it.

Congrats to your girl!

Diane said...

I had to visit Google to see what a trinomial square was. The little quilt is a perfect memento for Trixie's teachers.

blackbird said...

Lucky teachers. Lucky kid.
Nice all around.

Suse said...

A big milestone for you both :)