Saturday, October 30, 2010

quilt festival

Time to figure out.....what quilt should I share???
Here's one of my favorites from this year.
A quilt that came together with some orphan blocks (the trees)
and an idea.
My idea was to make some houses....
a school house...flag...
but best of all....
a BUS!!!
That bus was so fun and challenging to create.
The bus was added because this quilt is for
a special teacher.
A special Education teacher.
Busses are a big part of special education at my daughter's school.
The busses all line up every morning and every afternoon....
The children walk and wheel along together to the bus area.
It's kind of a social event.
I really enjoyed making this one.


The best part, though,...
was giving it away!!!

I thought the teacher would take it home....
hang in on a sofa....
hang it on a wall....
fold it and look at it once in a while....
who knows?

This special teacher actually hung it in her classroom...
Wow!!!
That put a SMILE on MY face. :)

31 comments:

  1. What a great quilt. The best part of making quilts is giving them away.

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  2. Of course she would! It's fantastic!!

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  3. Beth - What a darling idea you came up with!!! My best friend was a special ed. teacher before retiring and she would have gone crazy to get this quilt!! She too would have hung it up in her classroom!! Those special ed. teachers are pretty special themsleves!!! Thanks for making one so happy!!!

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  4. I admire it very many times the horse duvet :)Nagyon I would love then once similar to prepare.

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  5. Yes..Beth...I think this is one of my favorites you have done!! W-a-y C-u-t-e !!!!!

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  6. A beautiful and generous gift. Love that bus too!

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  7. Such a gorgeous and fun quilt with a wonderful story!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. What a lovely quilt Beth. And so happy the teacher loved it! Makes it all worth while.

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  9. It's beautiful! And now so so many more people get to enjoy it! Glad you got the gift of sharing in return!

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  10. Great quilt hung in the perfect place.

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  11. I love this quilt of yours. You should be so proud.

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  12. this quilt is amazing. i love love the bus!!!!

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  13. What a special quilt Beth! Some of those kids in the class are going to be quilters one day!

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  14. What a great gift for your child's teacher and such a tangible expression of your thanks. The bus is lovely special touch.

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  15. Wow, that is one lucky teacher! I love your quilt!

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  16. Terrific quilt! From orphan blocks to this wonderful quilt...wish some of that could rub off -I just make pillows! :)

    Bet the kids love seeing this quilt- Lucky teacher and kids!

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  17. It's a wonderful quilt! How fun to have it hanging in her classroom.

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  18. I have no idea how you gave that away, but it sounds like it will be well loved and enjoyed. its a gorgeous quilt!

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  19. Beth, you've made so many beautiful quilts, but this one is extra special!!! So glad you shared it again!

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  20. Nice quilt and sweet story!
    nichi

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  21. Fantastic quilt! And what a great idea for a Special Education teacher. My husband is the Principal of a Special Needs school in New Zealand. All his students arrive by taxi vans to his school, blocking the end of the street he is in. Imagine the chaos if I tried to put that in a quilt! Then again, it sounds like fun. Thanks

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  22. Beautiful quilt from one lovely lady to another!

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  23. Gorgeous quilt, I love it all but especially the bus. Wonderful to have it hanging in her classroom.

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  24. Hi Beth. I really enjoyed the story behind this quilt. It does make it special. Love the colours and your great design.
    Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  25. This is such a sweet quilt and a truly special gift. I love the bus!!

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  26. Wow, that quilt is just so much fun to look at! What a perfect gift too!

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  27. I just started following your blog. I found many wonderful, beautiful, things there, but I have to tell you this quilt is just too special! Toni

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  28. marvelous quilt and the story is fantastic. i love quilts that use orphan blocks--haven't tried it yet but have a lot of those and pieces of blocks hanging around just waiting for me to get brave!! thank you so much for sharing beauty--the quilt and the story. how wonderful she loved it so much!!!

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