I finally completed my Easy Envelope Quilt. It is 35" wide x 38" long. Each envelope is about 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" and opens just like a real envelope. It will hang in my classroom, with a poem in each envelope. I found a fun crayon fabric at Equilter.com for the border and backing:
As a reading teacher, I meet with five groups of students each morning, 3 to 4 students per group. Each week, I'll have one student in each group pick a poem for the week. I'll make copies so each student will get that week's poem. Over time, each child will develop a nice collection of poems to enjoy.
Now to find a poem for each envelope!
You might enjoy reading my previous blog posts about this quilt here and here. And if you'd like to make the quilt, you can find a video of it here featuring Alex Anderson along with pattern designers Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith. If for some reason you can't access the video, this pattern appears in Linda's and Nancy's book Hearts Aplenty. I found it on Amazon here.
What is your favorite poem? Inquiring minds want to know! Please answer in the comments section below.