Thursday, May 30, 2013

The World's Fastest Teacher Appreciation Gifts and a Flimsy

 It's been a great school year and I couldn't have asked for better teachers for my kids.  I'm so thankful for the teaching and love they received every day.  Their teachers really gave 110%! Today is the last day of school and as always, I waited till the last second to put something together to show my appreciation.  So last night I ran down to our local smoothie shop and got them all gift certificates (2 teachers, 1 teacher's aide and 1 bus driver).  

With a little graph paper and Washi tape, I attached a little note that says,  

"You've been a real 'SMOOTH' teacher this year!"
"Thanks for giving us a 'SMOOTH' ride to school this year!"

(Both of my kids commented on how cool the tape was!  
What can I say, Washi makes everything cute :) 

There isn't a gift that could sufficiently thank their teachers but I hope they'll enjoy a yummy treat on us :)  

I also finished this flimsy last night.
I've been working on lots of different projects lately (that I can't share pictures of quite yet :) so it was fun to squeeze in some time to make something for the quilt shop I work at.

This was a fun little project to try out the new Jaybird Quilts Hex N More ruler.  I used Summer House fabrics from Henry Glass + a few random pieces.  I really loved working with the Hex N More ruler!  It was easy to cut with and the pieces went together quickly and easily.  It was a little pricey (about $24) but I splurged because I figured I'd use it time and time again.  After finishing this flimsy last night I started itching to make another quilt with my son's collection of fat quarters!  So I guess that's a good sign!

Well, I'm off to the school now to catch a little of 
the end of year festivities!
Happy quilting!
~ Amber


I am Just One Mom said...

ohhhhh, I have the Hex N More ruler because I have made several quilits using Jaybird's Ballerina pattern.

sooooo, I think I just found what I will make next! Thank you for sharing this darling quilt.

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your quilt is adorable! What is the black polka dot from? I just love that fabric!

beaquilter said...

nice gifts and great hexie quilt.....
I have some teacher gifts planned too but we have over a week left

LynCC said...

What a nice quilt top! That black pin-dot makes the fabrics look fantastic. :)

I stopped by to let you know I recently finished my Mod Medallions flimsy in the Momo It's a Hoot fabrics. My 19yo gushed about it when she saw it laying out as she got home from college for the summer. It'll probably be several months before I get to quilt it, but here's the top:

Colleen said...

Nice appreciation! As a in the library teacher I hope you remember special teachers too. We like cards!

Soile Kivinen said...

What an excellent qift idea!

Regina said...

I love that ruler! I've made 5 tops with it already (4 lotus and one half hexagons), and just cut out a one block wonder with it, with more projects planned. Your flimsy is wonderful - love how the black triangles make it POP.

Jenny Watson said...

Indeed! These quilts are looking fantastic thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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jaspreet singh said...

nice really every teacher want this kind of love from the student