Friday, January 22, 2010

It's Done!

YAY ME!!!

I am soooo excited :) I actually finished making my sons' sports Tee-shirt memory quilt and popped it in the mail to him at college in Ohio, it should arrive today.

I posted, on my blog, back in September that I had finished the top and thought I had plenty of time to finish the quilt before the cold weather set in ( Here she goes again, talking about the weather :) But with trips and the Holidays the time got away from me and I was so busy doing other things I had to wait for the holidays to be over before I could work on it again.

But now it is DONE! (YAY!!!!!!!)

Lots of the T's he wore as a kid are from soccer, baseball, basketball league games and sports camps to professional teams he followed.

It is an easy quilt to make, just a little time consuming, cutting out the squares, getting them to work together and hand stitching all the hems, but it was well worth it and I am very pleased with the end result. :)

I decided to machine the quilt together rather than tie it; there are 2 layers of organic cotton batting in the middle and then I backed it with warm fleece. This should definitely keep him warm :)

What I like about all of this is that when I told my Son, the other day, that the quilt was finished and on its way, he was genuinely excited and grateful. That made me a very proud Mom of a college freshman :)

So, if I can suggest anything to all you Moms who have young kids right now it would be to save their favourite Tee's and make a Memory quilt one day, this is as good a memory keeper as a scrapbook. :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

12 comments:

Piggy said...

Stunning quilt! I think you did a great job! :) Definitely something to pass down the generations :)

God Bless
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devonaz said...

That turned out really nice,,,good job..and I am sure he will love it..have a great day..

Erin said...

Beautiful work! What a great idea too

Welcome said...

Tha is so cool! He should love it

MAB Jewelry said...

What a fab idea! I love it.

Annette said...

How fantastic!!!!!! I've wished so many times that I had saved my son's t-shirts and my daughter's dresses so I could have done the same thing! Great job, Mom!!

the Lost Earring said...

Holy cow! Lots of work in that. Nice job :)

Keith (Mindless Pursuits) said...

Awesome! You did a great job and I bet it's wonderfully warm!

Teddy Started It said...

Fantastic! I've been wanting to do something like this for my boy - he's only 5, so his shirts are much smaller. If I start now, maybe I'll have it done by the time he leaves for college;D Great job, T!

Charlotte said...

I think this was a great idea!!! Looks very cozy! ;)

cabin + cub said...

Wow.. that is such a cool idea and great way to keep all the memories, in a very boy-firendly way. ;)
He will love it!

Erica said...

Wow! that is quite a quilt, it looks amazing!