This weekend my husband had to chaperone a field trip and when he mentioned that he needed another chaperone I quickly volunteered. Basically, I don’t like to be home alone. Ever. The weekend was a great time to interact with his students and see him in action. However, let me tell you, a high school teacher I am not! As a bonus, we also got to hear Fareed Zakaria speak, which was a nice surprise, especially since I spent all of high school and college reading his articles in Newsweek.
During his speech I was doodling on paper planning out the embroidery letters for my quilted name tag. (I listen better when I’m drawing, honest.) At one point I looked over my shoulder and another chaperone was designing a quilt block.
Quilters are every where!
We also no longer sit in the back of the bus with the cool kids…
I was most definitely the only chaperone doing this in the lobby:
My only goal this weekend was to finish my quilted name tag for my MQGs challenge. I literally sat in the lobby embroidering the entire day on Saturday. I’m pretty happy with the results, but I am not showing you the back! Hot mess! Tonight, when I got home, I headed straight to little BerNina. I knew if I waited, I would never finish this project. I used the binding tutorial that came with the Herringbone Hot Pad tutorial I tweaked for this project. The only difference was that I used these – teachers do what they gotta do!
My first time binding:
The binding got a little curved on the bottom, but overall I’m really happy with it!
Here’s a closeup of the decorative stitch I used:
Did you catch the lint at the top of the Y? Whoops. Gotta clean that.
Finally, here’s the finished product:
Ok, so it’s not really finished, you got me. I still have to attach the pin.
So, what do you think? Will my partner like it?!
Be sure to check out the other projects at for Let’s Get Acquainted Monday!