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Thread: 2 T-shirt Quilts

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    2 T-shirt Quilts

    Hey Y'all,
    Just finished these to memorial quilts - using my brother's favorite shirts & jeans. I'll give them to my niece & nephew when I see them during Thanksgiving.

    The dark blue 'shadows' are made from strips of his jeans. And I used the back pockets for the label.

    Bittersweet project. While I was happy to make them, David's passing still makes my heart ache. He was only 59. I'm hoping they bring some comfort to my niece & nephew, as well his his 2 little grandsons who are too young to truly remember him. Hug your loved ones close - we never know how long we have on this earth.

    God bless you,
    Donna Mc
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    The jeans pocket label -
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    Donna Mc

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    What a tribute to your brother. I am sure your nephews will love them.

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    Great memory quilts!

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    So sorry for your loss. Great quilts for your niece and nephew. Bless you for you for your efforts, these quilts are real treasures!
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    you did a great job, they will be treasured
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    Those quilts are so sweet. I am sure your niece and nephew will be touched beyond words.

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    Wonderful memory quilts!
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    Great job. Had to have been a great guy--he was a George Strait fan!
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    So very sorry for the loss of your brother. It was a kind thing you did by making the memorial quilts for your niece & nephew. They will cherish the quilts & have lasting memories of him because of what you did for them. The quilts are beautiful & so well made. Love the pocket for the label.

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    Two wonderful quilts for your niece and nephew. They will treasure them forever. So sorry for your loss and their's too.
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    Fabulous Memorial Quilts!

    I like the way you incorporated the blue jeans and the pocket label. The quilts will be a great comfort to your niece and nephew!

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    A very nice addition having button front shirts combined with t-shirts. The denim really puts a 'spark' in them. I really like both of them and bless you for them for his family.

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    A wonderful tribute indeed!
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    Congratulations on crating and finishing these works of love. The heart around your brother's name is touching...and the quilts will bring good memories. Very nice to have done these.
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    So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to give to his kids. They'll treasure it. I also love the way you incorporated the front of the button up shirts. Great job.

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    Those are special treasures for your niece and nephew. They will love being wrapped in a quilt hug. I am sorry for your loss. You did a wonderful job making them.

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    Those are both wonderful. I love the personalization- what a sweet memorial
    they will be cherished
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    Very nice...your brother's personality shines through in these 2 quilts...well done.
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    What a great idea to use the denim as the shadow. I love them both. They should bring comfort for a long time.
    Jeanie

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    What some great gifts. Sorry for your loss.

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    What a truly awesome keepsake!

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    What a loving thing to do for your niece and nephew! These memorial quilts will be cherished, I'm sure. So sorry for your loss.

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    Thank you all for your kind words and support.
    Quilting is my personal therapy in so many ways. This was the first time I've ever made something like this.
    The hardest day was the day I opened up the bag full of shirts & went thru' them...especially the 'Pappy' shirt.
    But once I forced myself to dive in & start cutting, it became a labor of love.

    Blessings,
    Donna Mc

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    How thoughtful! They will be treasured.

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