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Thread: retirement quilt - done!

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    The school principal where I teach is retiring this year. I wrote on an earlier post about making her a quilt for a gift from the faculty. Thanks to all of you I got great advice - even what fabric I should use (Thanks - LovinMySoldier!) Here's the earlier post: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-117877-1.htm
    A quilting friend who is also a co-worker ended up sewing most of it, but I helped! :) I think it came out great and can't wait to reveal it at the retirement party we're hosting next week.
    Fabric: fat quarter bundle from Clotilde
    Pattern: Turning 12
    Border is same as backing - from local quilt shop
    Quilting - overall meander pattern done by friend who has only quilted for herself until now.
    Label - our school mascot is Ricky Ricebird. (Only in Texas?) We work at Northside Elementary.
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    Love this!!! Beautiful!

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    Love the colors.
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    Beautiful quilt. Love the red.

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    It needed to be red and white because those are our school colors, but I didn't really want a rah-rah quilt. That's where this board came in to send me in the right direction.

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    Very nice!! How nice of you to do that!

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    Gorgeous, I love red and white quilts!!! Best wishes to your colleague.

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    This is absolutely luscious. I hope you get a picture of her receiving it. I am sure she will be moved by such a great gift.

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    Great job!

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    Lovely quilt. You both did a wonderful job.

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    What a lovely retirement gift, and how kind of you help make it. Love the reds!

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    That's so pretty! Love the fabrics you found for it. Great job.

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    What a lovely quilt and such a great team effort. She is blessed to have had this work family. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful quilt , I love the reds.

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    What an awesome retirement gift.

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    She will love it! What a thoughtful gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.

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    Beautiful!!! I love red too. The label is really special. I made a tshirt quilt for a retiring teacher this year using several of our school shirts and sashing it with black paw prints on red fabric. (We are the Huskies!)

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    You guys did a wonderful job. I'm sure she'll treasure it. I love turning twentys!! Or twelves!!!

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    Lovely!

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    What a lovely quilt! I'd be loving that over a gold watch any day! ...Unless I could sell the gold watch and buy fabrics ;)
    I'll bet she was thrilled!

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    Great quilt!

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