A Lovely Year of Finishes–June Completion

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My A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal was to make and finish the Hungry Caterpillar quilt for Capri’s teacher, Mrs. Ellingson. I actually accomplished this goal a few weeks ago and I shared the rest of the process pictures with you HERE

I was waiting for this post though to show you the pictures I took when the kids gave the quilt to her!

IMG_9948My initial plan was to bring it to school for Capri to give the teacher…but instead, she took the bag on the bus!  I hadn’t realized she had done that and there were a few moments of panic as I remembered that she has to transfer buses too!  I called the school though and they made sure she got off the bus with the bag!  *whew!*


IMG_9952Here’s Capri’s class with Mrs. Ellingson and the quilt!


Of course – they all had to find there hand make sure EVERYONE knew it was theirs!IMG_9964

It was really neat to watch the excitement and pride in the children when they inspected the final product.

I know for a fact Mrs. Ellingson loves it!


  1. What an amazing idea and gift. Something that she will definitely treasure for a long time - long after those handprint leavers are a lot bigger!!

  2. Such a beautiful and memorable gift you have given this young teacher. I'm sure this quilt will hold a special place in her heart and in her home forever. Now I can't wait to see what you do for her 1st. grade teacher!!

  3. Can't say enough how much I love the quilt...all those little hand prints preserved for all time! Lucky Teacher!

  4. It's people like you showing your appreciation for teachers that makes a teacher's heart glow. Lovely, thoughtful gift. You are truly a special person for making this memory for that young teacher.

  5. What a wonderful gift! I bet it was fun to see the excitement with all the children there. Congrats!

  6. Its very meaningful, love it and the amazing enthusiasm of the childrens faces.

  7. What a perfect gift to make for the teacher. The handprints are an inspired touch !~!

  8. Fantastic idea!! I love it...and the memories it must hold for all involved!

  9. I absolutely LOVE this idea for a teacher gift! How fun! Great job!


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