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    Two other women and I have been working most of the school year on putting together a "vehicle unit" for our assistive tech department. The idea is speech, OT and PT departments from different schools can check it out and use it for up to one month. We have a big tub full of cars, toys, switches and lessons to go with all. There is everything from patterning with cars, to books about cars, to puzzles about cars. I even wrote a book about a taxi cab, targeting the basic concepts of "in, on, over, under, next to, etc." that is interactive. The kids have to put the taxi where the page says, "over the river" and the taxi attaches with velcro dots. I've used 2 sets of ink cartriges to print all the lessons and stuff in and have 2 3" binders full! One is stuff downloaded off the internet, the other is original lesson plans.

    So here is the icing on the cake, so to speak. I made a quilt for the kids to drive the little Match Box cars on. The roads are oversized, I know, but it gives them lots of space for the cars. It's taken way too much time to complete and I'm glad it's done.

    All of it is applique and all original design.










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    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D

    You're are amazing. I bet the kids love it--I LOVE IT!!!!! :D :D :D :D

    I want one in 10 years (maybe 6?) for a grand child. :wink:

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    It was fun to put together. I only bought the grassy background, the rest is scraps from other projects. I used 2 spools of thread on the stippling. The thread matched the green too well, you can't even see it! I sort of wish I had used a brighter yellow for the center stripes of the road, but that is what I had on hand. (needless to say, I was on a budget.) My favorite part is the little cat tails at the lower edge of the lake. :-)
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    OHHHH I just can't say how much I like this quilt and admire you for doing it and the reasons you did it!! Can you tell, I'm beside myself with pleasure for you! What a great idea!...Carried out beautifully! Tell somebody near you to pat you on the back for me :lol:

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    sandpat,
    I don't know if you saw this one or not, http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4721.page, but I made it for an animal unit. Same idea about the unit, but I wasn't involved in putting the whole unit together. I just did the quilt.

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    Oh! How darling is that??? :D :D :D

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    What a wonderful idea! I know the kids will love "learning" with it. Kudos to you. Great job.
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    You are so clever. I looked at the fish one just now too and it is so cute. What an imagination you have.

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    sweet!! what a great idea and way to teach the little ones. very creative!!
    Bravo, to you and your talent.
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    You really can't go wrong being 'hands on' - fantastic idea!!

    :D :D :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a cute Idea!!!! My daughter wants to be an occupational therapist dealing mostly with children. What a fun thing for the kids to use while learning all the concepts, in, out, under, over, you described.
    I am truly amazed by all the talent on this site.
    :D :D :D

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    That is so adorable!!!

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    So cute!

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    Very very amazing, really awesome!!!

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    that is soooo cute, I know my lil ones would LOVE it. Did you use a pattern? If so can you share it with me? I think I would have two happy kids if I made that for them.

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    such a good idea and the kids will enjoy playing on it for years to come..

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    hannahsmom,
    I didn't make a pattern, but I would be happy to share with you what I did.

    M

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    What a wonderful idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    sandpat,
    I don't know if you saw this one or not, http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4721.page, but I made it for an animal unit. Same idea about the unit, but I wasn't involved in putting the whole unit together. I just did the quilt.

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    Yes, I had seen that 1 also Miss. I'm still just in awe of your talent and dedication to the kids. I love to see people who are so passionate about what they do...its refreshing!

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    Very creative! How fun for the little ones!

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    Very cute! The kids will have so much fun learning.

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    Another awesome quilt for the kids, you are sooooo creative :D :D

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    nice excellent idea.....

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    Wonderful idea. The kids will love it AND be learning at the same time. It's all good!!

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