A Lovely Year of Finishes–June Goal

IMG_2301My ButtonI know I’m a day early for posting my June goal but I have to post the June Off Season Project QUILTING Challenge tomorrow.  I also happen to already know what my goal is for the June.

My daughter, Capri, will be graduating from Kindergarten in a week and a half.  She’s had a fabulous teacher that has not only taught my daughter but has become my friend. 

I visited their classroom yesterday to get a project started so that she’ll always be able to remember her 2013/2014 class.


I started the project out by reading one of my favorite books to the class – The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  Then – it was time to start the project. 


I brought in a length of white fabric that I had ironed to freezer paper for stability.  Then, I painted each of the children in the classes’ hands with green paint and we put their hand prints onto the fabric.  I wrote the names of the children next to their handprint.hungry caterpillar

The final hand print – the red handprint – is Mrs. Ellingson’s!  Now that I have my handprint caterpillar created I will add borders to it and quilt it into a wall hanging for her classroom.  I have until June 11th – Carpi’s ‘graduation’ to complete this.

So with that – my A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal is to make and finish the Hungry Caterpillar quilt for Capri’s teacher, Mrs. Ellingson. 


  1. Cute idea! What a treasure for the teacher.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a lovely idea for a gift. It will be so treasured. Can't wait to see it finished!

  3. Hopping over from the LYOF goal, This is So Precious.. and an excellent idea for me and my grandbabies to do. please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

  4. What a fantastic idea ... this teacher will always treasure the quilt you make!


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