I'm currently working on a retirement quilt for a good friend. It's a surprise so shhhhh! She doesn't read my blog so I think I'm safe posting here.
Here is a layout of one of each of the different colors of handprints. The hands are traced from her students' hands. Their names are written on the leaves with a pigma pen.
Here is a close up of part of the center of the quilt. It is a 3D pinwheel that I found directions for online. Very easy - the only hard part is the bulk in the seams. I appliqued the "stem" for the pinwheel.
I love the sashing batik. It has all the colors of the handprints in it.
This is the center of the center. It will have a white strip above with friend's name and school embroidered on it. That's being done professionally. LOL Then a bottom strip of green under this strip will have a quote embroidered.