Thursday, June 28, 2012

T Shirt

A few months ago, I was contacted by a very nice lady who wanted a t shirt quilt made for her son. He was graduating in June, and she wanted a shirt made from all of his sports t shirts and jerseys she had saved over the years. At first, I was hesitant. I've made quilts for other people, but they've been quilts I wanted to make for them, not something they asked for. And I certainly hadn't been paid either. After consulting my friend Linda (who tried to talk me out of it!) I went ahead and said yes.

Over the next several weeks, I met with the mom (and dad) a few times, and talked with her often.  Having just graduated Kyle last year, I knew what an emotional time it was. She shed a few tears along the way, and I got a little weepy myself. Here's the finished quilt:

And here's the label she wanted for the back

And this is a picture of him at the reveal (he's the one on the right ~ behind the pole)

The quilt was a huge success, I'm happy (and relieved) to say. If you look in the bottom right of the picture, you'll see a pillow I made with some leftover jerseys. Stephen asked if he could sleep with it that night. Awww. Oh, and the best news ~ son #2 graduates next year, so I get to do it again!


Kelsey said...

It turned out great!! I just agreed to make one for my husband's cousin and I'm looking forward to a new little adventure - and I get free creative reign which will be really fun :)

Needled Mom said...

It really did turn out beautifully. What a treasure!

craftytammie said...

that looks awesome! was it hard to do? i'm supposed to make one this summer but i'm a little nervous!

Paul said...

My first quilt was a t-shirt quilt. As was my second, third and fourth! My wife had way to many shirts for one quilt set aside for our son. It's been two years and he rotates them on his bed and even took one with him to adventure camp this summer! It will be greatly treasured.



Shannon said...

That sure is a wonderful quilt. You did great. You can tell that he loves it by the look on his face!