Monday, July 30, 2012

After a long day of teacher training

I came home and quilted this.  I sewed the top together yesterday.  It is just 8 1/2 inch squares with a 6 1/2 inch border and it made up really quickly.  The pieces were cut on the Accuquilt Studio last December and cleared out a box.  Just enough for a quilt.  This one will go to Colorado when it is finished.

I have several 'must do' quilts that I really should be working on.  One for my sister in law out of my mother in law's shirts, one for a teacher friend's daughter.  My friend died last year in a canoe accident and I finally got her clothes a couple weeks ago.  I offered to make a memory quilt for her grand kids.  The blood donor shirt.  I keep collecting more shirts but I need to just say, "ENOUGH" and make the quilt.  If I get more shirts, I can either wear them or make another quilt.  I only have 3 weeks left before I go back to school, so I had better get busy.  The next two days will be taken up with more training.  We haven't had any paid training in at least 10 years, so I figured I'd check it out.  It is a cooperative learning strategies that is 'bigger and better' than all the rest, but it really just takes stuff I learned in teacher credential school and puts new names on it.  Why didn't I come up with something like this?  It's also geared towards elementary students, but I've gotten a couple of good ideas out of it, plus they fed us breakfast and lunch.  Can't complain too much.  If only they let me cut fabric while listening.  I really can multi task :)

1 comment:

SewCalGal said...

Very cute quilt. You are so talented and so committed to helping others. A great inspiration to me and to many others, I'm sure.

Big quilty hug!