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Old 06-25-2012, 02:48 AM
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About 16 years ago, I asked my sister in law to keep my nephew's t-shirts so I could do a graduation quilt for him. She delivered a large box full of them last November. I'm attaching a picture of the results. It took quilt a bit of math since not all the shirts had the same sized design. I went with the "strippy" setting and adjusted the sashing size where necessary. The shirts I had left over I made pillows and I did a matching pillow case from the sashing and border fabrics....his school colors are black and orange. Backed with a mottled light grey. Sent it to a long arm quilter and she did a terrific job using orange thread. A friend has done a label for me with a picture of Evan and I with embroidered lettering with date, etc. I've had it on the couch for over a week admiring my work and pulling everyone off the street to see it :-)
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:08 AM
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Pulling everyone off the street...lol..great job. I like it
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Very pretty you did a super great job piecing it. I like the black sashing you put between the blocks.
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Just terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
Have a Blessed day
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:35 AM
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Wonderful quilt, not sure I could do that, but maybe one day I will try.
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What a wonderful keepsake for Evan, I'm sure he loves it. Great job, and thanks for sharing.
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Love it. You should show a picture of the label too. I would love to see how that came out. I have handed a box to each of my DSIL and my DS to save clothes from their kids for the exact same purpose. My Nana even wrote a poem that we attached to each of the boxes to remind them of the purpose.
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great job.
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If I made that quilt, I would be pulling people off the street to see it too! Beautiful!
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Nice... still on my bucket list
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