Saturday, September 1, 2018

One Monthly Goal :: September 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Not winter, but FALL! Our son started fourth grade this year and I may or not have shed a tear that it's his last first day at his wonderful school. He has been at the same school since pre-k. The staff is wonderful and we will miss them so much next year!

I have been slowly making quilts for his teachers and administrators over the last few years.

I made this quilt for the school and I'm honored that it hangs in the hallway.

I made this quilt for the school librarian when she retired.

I made this reversible I Spy/Checkers quilt for his pre-K teacher. 

And when her baby was born, I made him this train quilt

I made his first grade teacher this polaroid quilt with the self-portraits drawn by each child in the class. 

He's had the same teacher now for three years. Last spring I gifted her my version of Bonnie Hunter's "On Ringo Lake."

I've also gifted Tula Pink's Butterfly to our principal.

When his dance teacher brought home her first baby, I made this first year quilt, with a taggie that serves as a frame for monthly photos.

When another teacher had a baby girl, I made the same quilt in another colorway.

The next quilt is going to the school counselor. I chose the Labyrinth Walk quilt, which has been on my bucket list ever since I saw this trippy picture on Pinterest. He's floating!

I apologize profusely for not knowing who made this awesome quilt.
I think it's so fitting because she has helped our son so much figure out how to make sense of his mind and quirk, and has helped him to shine. I know that her favorite color is red, so made that the feature color. The top went together surprisingly quick.

I'm a little afraid to quilt it because I want to try something different. That's why I'm making it my One Monthly Goal. 

To see more pictures of this quilt, check the hashtag #KnochWalkQuilton Instagram. To see what I'm currently working on, please follow me at deJongDreamHouse.

Previous OMGs:
September 2018 - Knoch Labyrinth Walk
August 2018 - Anne of Green Gables Quilt
July 2018 - Dutch Canuck Quilt
June 2018 - Daybed Pillow
June 2017 - no goal

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  1. The maze quilt is awesome! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  2. Oh my goodness! I want to teach at your son's school! What generosity and creativity you have bestowed on all of them! They are all lovely!

  3. The Labyrinth Walk quilt is on my bucket list of quilts to do as well. I will be excited to see how you quilt it!

  4. What a wonderful collection of quilts! How awesome that you've been able to thank the important people in your son's life. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss!

  5. Love that quilt! I love them all, but the last one is so striking! Can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!!

  6. Fall IS the best season. What a lucky batch of teachers and staff to have received all of those beautiful quilts!! Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday.

  7. What beautiful gifts for your local school! And what a wonderful sense of love and appreciation you have given to all the recipients, including every child in your school. Speaking as a retired teacher, I can guarantee that your kindness is SO VERY appreciated. Thank you for recognizing the educators in your life :)

  8. When you quilt the Labyrinth Walk quilt a mouse inside of the labyrinth...Nancy

  9. Wow, some amazing quilts there, all the best with the quilting on this latest one, looks great!

  10. All wonderful quilts and what lucky recipients! I think the school will be sorry to see you and your son leave.

  11. You certainly have a loving, giving nature. The best thing is that each quilt was started with a particular person in mind, which makes each one so magical, because every stitch in the quilt is for that one particular person.


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