Hi guys! Big welcome to any new faces – this is my little space on the interweb (although not updated anywhere near as frequently as I’d like, its a fun space where I get to share some of the new Quilty things that I’ve been working on).
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Most of you may not know that I am a part time fabric/surface pattern designer/artist and quilter, and that for four days of our hectic week are spent inside a Grade 1 and 2 classroom. I love both my jobs, and I am always so torn as to which to spend more time on that I end up doing this see saw of up and down – teacher/designer/teacher/designer. When I’m given an opportunity to make something creative for my or with my students it truly lights up my day!
When I first saw Lori’s book I fell in love with the concept – how perfect to have a book of letters, numbers and symbols to turn into an endless stream of alphabet based projects. I was thinking text quilts, custom name pillows and bunting! Oh, the bunting and banners you could make!
My students and I have been spending a lot of time in the beginning of this year practicing reading and writing our numbers and talking about just how important the number zero is. These number 0 and 1 blocks will join the others from the book and become a rainbow number banner for my classroom, as a bright, happy reminder of my two much loved jobs, and the order in which our numbers are read and written! 🙂
I pulled fabrics from my scrap basket, these two are made in two prints from my first fabric collection Daisy Days. I’ve cut into the border to make a fun little flag shape, which I think will look super cute with my bright classroom decor. I can’t wait to get these finished and bound in my favourite Riley Blake Designs Navy 1/8″ stripe
I hope you enjoy these little blocks as I did making them. Make sure to follow along at #fqsquiltalong and #spellingbeesaturdays !