As I posted before, I am needing some more teacher stuff to decorate my house with for September. And I really needed something school-ish to hang over the mantle in the family room.
So, I sketched up a design on one inch block graph paper including an old-fashioned schoolhouse, falling leaves, a tree branch with an apple hanging from it… notice how excited Yogi is about my project! :-)
I picked some appropriately fun fabrics from my stash closet.
I cut out the pieces I needed for all the different parts!
It was just like putting a puzzle together. I made the leaves first…then the apple, then the schoolhouse then pieced the sky and grass around it all.
I added a thin brown border then a wider border with a favorite fall forest print! I layered it with a backing and batting and quilted it with a black metallic thread that had bits of primary colors woven in it!
I bound it with a pretty green fabric, added some three dimensional leaves on the branch and apple and a small gold bell on the schoolhouse.
So, what do you think?