Friday, 29 November 2013

Teacher Gift: Transport Quilt

This year I decided to make a quilt for each of  my children's teachers. Call me crazy, but I managed to finish them all a couple of days before we left on our trip to the US. As you can see I was not completely crazy and kept the designs simple. I'm calling this one 'Transport' as it was for a teacher with young boys.

I cut out 5" charm squares - 108 of them - and arranged them randomly. I am pleased to say that all fabrics and batting came from my stash.

I quilted it with large loops all over - one of my favourite quilting patterns!

This quilt has a lot of red fabric in it so you might be thinking that it involved a lot of fabric pre-washing. No. That would take a lot of extra time!  I always wash my finished quilts with a few colour catchers and then throw them in the dryer. It works well for me!

Please ignore any formatting quirks - any posts over the next month will be done on my ipad and it always does something funny!
I love the caravan fabric that is part of the pieced back.


  1. What a great Teacher gift and so thoughtful of you to design one with your teachers boys in mind. They'll love all those transport fabrics!! How exciting that you're in the US, I hope you do a few travel blogposts.

  2. Oh, I wasn't expecting to see any blog posts for the next month - what a lovely surprise! You've outdone yourself with teacher gifts this year - fabulous colours, fabulous quilt! Hope your flight was restful (!) and you're enjoying your holiday so far :-)

  3. Gorgeous quilt filled with so much fun for a teacher with boys!! What an amazing present for a teacher!! Have oodles of fun over there in the USofA!!

  4. Lovely bright fun quilt!

    Have a fabulous time away!

  5. Wow! What a nice gift!!! I sure wish you were going to be in Oregon while in the USA! Have a great vacation :)

  6. Lucky teacher! Now dont reply.... just enjoy that snow and all the shop fronts, and roasted chestnuts!


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