|Teach In Quilt Strip Layout|
I am really looking forward to getting started on this quilt. As a strip quilt I doubt it will take long and it is sure to be fun so I started laying out the children's fabric strips right away. I wasn't sure about the layout of the fabric, so of fussing over it to long, instead I went to my leftovers pile and looked for a strip that matched what the teacher told me her favorite color is. She said blues to greens. Thereby I picked the strip that runs across the bottom of the upper picture to make the applique teacher's pencil and I think that helped pull the colors together. I think the appliqued pencil will be thicker than that as I plan to make a tube and then applique it on that way running at an angle over the bottom right corner of the quilt. No one picked grey so that will be good for making the metal that holds a pencil on and I have a pretty pink polka dotted fabric for the eraser. I'm not sure about a wood color for the sharpened part but I should be able to come up with something and the lead point should be okay too.