Wednesday, October 15, 2008

T-SHIRT MEMORIES

Since yesterday's post was successful I'll try another one today.  (I still do not like laptops!)  Our son played all three sports in high school, but baseball was his love.  In fact, he was blessed to receive scholarships to help pay for college by playing baseball.  Needless to say, he had (and still does have) an abundance of t-shirt with school mascots from high school, junior college, college, and coaching.  Last year I decided that I would take some of the old t-shirts and cut the front and make him a quilt.  (I will say right off that this is not making a true quilt like I want to learn to make.  My mother made beautiful patchwork quilts)  I took t-shirts he had left at home from high school and his wife found some to give me that were in pretty bad shape.  I only had eight shirts (guess I could have put his little league shirt on there to make it nine) so I didn't know what I could do).  I took my monogram machine and came up with the middle square.  See it  below.
I think it was a surprise to him.  Last night I made a picture so I could post about it today.  One day I'll be showing you a "REAL" quilt that I have made.
We're having a wonderful time with Emma.  I'm already dreading saying good-bye.  That's the worst part of coming to visit.....but it's not long until Thanksgiving and they will be home then!

14 comments:

Darlene said...

I LOVE that and what a great idea!!!!

Carol said...

The quilt is fabulous, great job! Your grand-daughters are so precious. Enjoy your time with Emma!
Carol

Lauren said...

That is the best idea! Even if it isn't a "real" quilt, I still think its awesome! Keep having fun with your granddaughter! <3Lauren

Sharon said...

I love that quilt and you are so clever to think of doing that with those treasured old T-shirts! You go girl. I know Emma is enjoying you as much as you are enjoying her. Blessed time indeed.

Shannon said...

Love this idea.

Can't wait to see your Laundry project! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

T shirt quilts are real quilts - there's a shop here that charges $500-$600 to make one....and she gets plenty of orders. blessings, marlene

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a wonderful quilt that is, I'm sure your son was so pleased with it:)
Rondell

Angie said...

That quilt is awesome!!! Such a sweet and personal gift!

Stephanie said...

Thats an awesome idea!! Very cool !

Nikki said...

What a great idea! I love it.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

What a wonderful quilt! It may not be a "patchwork," but it is still a real quilt in my eyes. What a surprise to your son! I now he loved it!

FourOf5zs said...

Wow.. this was a great idea for a quilt. I really like that center square. I'm not much for our laptop either. Ours got easier when we got a mouse.

Kele said...

Oh my! That is the greatest idea!! You know hundreds are going to copy this idea!!

Lynn said...

This turned out beautiful, Sue! I'm working on a similar one right now for my son, from his marching band t-shirts. I was short one square, too, so for the center one I made a nine-patch, and used some of the smaller logos from the pockets of the t-shirts to make up several of the nine small squares. I agree, it makes a terrific memento. And who needs all those old t-shirts just sitting around in drawers, anyway?! ;)