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Thread: An Apple For the Teacher

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    Senior Member DonnaFreak's Avatar
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    Howdy y'all :c)

    I was on vacation last week and was able to finish the quilt I've been working on to give to my daughter's teacher. My daughter is 18 years old and is autistic, so she has had the same teacher for the past 3 years. This lady was also her aide for 3 years before she got her teaching degree. I wanted to do something special for her since this is my daughter's senior year (although she can still go for 3 more years to learn life skills), so I made this quilt for her. I took it to be quilted last night and it is supposed to be done by Monday. I will be giving it to her at the class picnic next Thursday. I sure hope she likes it!

    I've been quilting for less than a year, and I try to learn a new technique on each quilt I do. I actually learned 4 new techniques on this one! Each apple block was done using paper pieceing, this was my first time doing a nine patch, I had never done fussy-cutting before, and I also learned how to put on a border with this quilt! :c)

    Donna

    Paper-piecing, 9-patch, and fussy cutting around the "Days of the Week Children".
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    What a lovely quilt and she will definitely love it. You did a great job. Thank you for sharing.

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    I am a retired teacher and school counselor. I would have loved getting a gift like this! What a wonderful, thoughtful, generous gift. I know she will love it and be overwhelmed with your kindness. You are a super quilter and Mom too!

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    Good for you! It came out great and you learned so much. I would love it and I'm not a teacher!!

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    Beautiful quilt!!! I'm sure she will love getting such a gift. We hear to much 'teacher bashing' it's so nice to see one that is appreciated.

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    What a wonderful gift. This teacher sounds like one of those really special ones.
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    why wouldn`t she like it?? it is a great and thoughfull gift!!

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    What a wonderful quilt! A perfect way to say "thank you"!

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    I'll just go ahead and say it, I'm proud of you. You have done a fantastic job, I really do like your quilt. The colors and the design are simple, homey, and soothing. I can't see any mistakes, and ever if there are, I think that makes quilts more interesting.

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    Oh that's lovely. This teacher would love that as a gift!

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    Sounds like a great relationship. What love you all must share!!!

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    adorable!!

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    That's a fabulous quilt for a teacher and a gift she will treasure always. You did a wonderful job.

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    I love the title. the quilt is wonderful

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    What a wonderful quilt. And a lovely thing to do for her teacher. She is going to be blown away by it. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    It's beautiful!

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    Beauty indeed.

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    More than one apple for such a wonderful teacher! Beautiful quilt!

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