After receiving the blocks from Valley Elementary, it didn't take long for me to piece the top of Caulin's quilt. Here it is after being basted. (Sorry for the photo- my apartment is cramped!)
I quilted it with grey wavy lines in the boarders. I was originally going to quilt the blocks as well, but it was going to take too much away from the students' artwork.
This was my first time hand-stitching the binding to the back of the quilt and I loved it!! The hand-stitching was very relaxing and I really like the way it looks. I also really love the clover thimble that I use for hand sewing. If you haven't tried one of these, I highly recommend them.
And here is the finished quilt! I didn't get any awesome photos before I mailed it off to Ohio - so this will have to do. I am really excited to have finished this project and am happy that I can share it with you since it made it safely to Aunt Lisa. I really hope Caulin enjoys this quilt and spends lots of time looking at the creative blocks that were made with great love by his classmates.
I thought about Caulin and his family while working on this quilt - so it is full of warm thought and well wishes for a speedy recovery!