I am making 2 memory quilts for children whose father was killed in an accident. The mother wanted quilts for each child (2) made out of her husband's shirts. There are t-shirts and regular western shirts. I finished one of the quilts today (the girls) but I am not very happy with it. I am not willing to make it over, but if I could improve it with a different border or something, I'd consider doing that. I've invested way more time in it than I ever expected to, but it has been a learning experience. The boy's quilt will be much simpler--just large blocks with 2 inch sashing between the blocks.
The mother is thinking these will be keepsakes for the children to take with them when they leave home. I used cuffs, sleeves, etc in the borders to carry out the idea they come from his shirts.