I’m finally getting my teacher gift together (my last kid in elementary school means I though I’d make an effort to make something cute.) A lot of you are probably already out of school, but I figured I’d share anyway, just incase someone is looking for an idea. Or just pin it for next year. 😉
My Sunnyside Ave fabric felt ideal for a teacher gift! I used the apples-on-white and red bias plaid prints and paired them with some denim I had on hand to make a personalized, padded tablet case. I used my handy Baby Lock Destiny II machine for the embroidery. Pattern came from this laptop bag pattern (minus the straps). I sized it down to fit a tablet. I think it turned out pretty dang cute!
In addition, I added one of my Maker Valley Gingham Apple pins for a little extra flair. You may remember the collaboration I did with Maker Valley about a month ago to design t-shirts and enamel pins. There were four t-shirt designs put for a vote on Instagram.
Well, I’m so excited because Maker Valley and Stately Type (husband and wife duo) have made the other two designs available as free-printable downloads!
Both designs coordinate with the Sunnyside Ave fabric collection. One print is a bushel of cute, printed apples.
The other print is this cute retro, polkadot text that says Stay on the Sunnyside.
*note – people occaisionally have trouble downloading printables to phones or tablets. If you are having trouble, try using a regular computer to download and save the PDF file.
This pattern is perfect for a super scrappy look. The original version of this quilt was made with the green dots and plaid as the background (hence the name Granny Smith).
It was fun play with the fabrics in a different way, this time using the Navy Swiss dot as the background so that I could feature more of the reds in the stars.
And last, but not least: this full post is brought to you by the letter z. It’s Spelling Bee Saturday at the Fat Quarter Shop blog, featuring a letter/block each week from Lori Holt’s Spelling Bee book. SO many cute blocks in that book! (You may remember the vintage globe block I made a few months ago.)
Since I was sewing the letter ‘z’ this week, I figured it would be a good excuse to sew with some zebra fabric. Works, don’t you think? (Zebras from Melissa Mortenson’s Safari Party fabric.) Also, looks so good with the snazzy new PINK cutting mat and pink rotary cutter from Olfa.
Finally, this month has been slightly crazy and I never got around to picking a cause or writing a post for Sew Goodness. So I propose we channel those efforts toward thanking a teacher since many are making something to thank a teacher this time of year anyway. And teachers deserve all the thanks they can get!
Or use the time to get caught up on another project you’ve started this year. I still need to organize and distribute the log cabin blocks from March. We’ll get there!