Yesterday was the last day of school for my 3rd grader. In his classroom, his teacher has a nice reading area for the kids including an overstuffed chair, a bean bag and several large pillows. In the interest of giving a useful gift, I decide to make another pillow for the classroom collection.
My first idea was to use a class photo printed on those colorfast fabric sheets for the center of the log cabin, but my class photo from field day wasn't up to par for that. Then I thought I was very clever and would use wordle for the center, again on the color fast fabric sheets. But as I was printing out the wordle, I read all the disclaimers as to laundry/care and decided that was not a practical option for a pillow to be used by twenty some third graders. (The package that I had indicated it was machine washable, but cold water with no soap and air dry. Only fabric softener could be added to help remove the dirt. If any of you have used these sheets I'd love a recommendation since reading all this scared me off!)
Finally I chose 599 numbers by Henley Studio for Makower Fabric for the center of the block pillow.
Other school themed fabrics that I used for this were by Timeless Treasures (the cursive print...no other info on the selvedge.) and the chalkboard print is Classtime with Talluah by Nancy Wolff for Robert Kaufman. The blue fabric with the state of Minnesota shown is from Alexander Henry's This Land is Your Land fabric.
In addition to these, I used a scrappy mixture of some of my favorite bright and modern prints including Tula Pink ladybugs, Anna Maria Horner pink cathedrals, Robert Kaufman Metro Modern, Lizzy House Red Letter Day, Jennifer Paganelli, Punctuation by Sandy Klop and a bit of the new DS Collection for JoAnns.
I am linking up with Amy Lou Who's Sew & Tell Friday...be sure to check out all the projects that others are sharing today! Happy Weekend everyone!