I can't believe it's already time to think about end-of-year gifts. I was inspired to volunteer to make a quilt for my older son's teacher after seeing a wonderful quilt by Lee @ Freshly Pieced. She had all of the kids in the class draw pictures of themselves and then uploaded them to Spoonflower. It was such a cute idea I wanted to try something similar for our teacher. So, here's the Spoonflower fabric. Cute, right?
Now, I just needed a pattern. I've been eyeing this hexagon log cabin tutorial for a while on Sewing Chick's blog. It seemed like the perfect way to highlight the kids' self portraits. Here's her finished product - so adorable!!
I've decided to use bright, rainbow colors. I think I need 32 hexagons for a lap size quilt, and I've got seven done so far - I need to get busy! I'm trying to make it entirely scrappy, but my scrap bins aren't as plentiful as some of you, so I'm also raiding the scrap bins of some of my friends who are willing to share - now that's what I call a good friend!
The last day of school is June 6th, so I've got time, but I don't want this one to go down to the wire. Here's are a few pics in progress - more to come soon!
Linking up today to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced - have a great week!