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Thread: Nephew's Graduation Quilt

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    Nephew's Graduation Quilt

    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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    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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    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.
    learn each and every day,memories or play.

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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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    You have every right to be pulling people off the street, you did an awesome job.

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    Great looking quilt , Very good job

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    Great job, it turned out fantastic. And I'm impressed that you had the foresight to have his Mom save the shirts for years. He is one lucky nephew to have you for an aunt!

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    What an awesome quilt. You done a fantastic job on it. Something to be very proud of & will sure be treasured by your nephew. Wish I could have been one that you pulled off the street.

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    What a wonderful idea and gift for a young man. You did a beautiful job,, he will be so proud.

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    He's gonna love it! Great job! Kudos!
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    You did a marvelous job with the lay out. Job well done. I love the fact that you're pulling people in off the street. What a hoot.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    You did a good job. It is beautiful. He will love it.

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    Love it! I have been saving my grandson's t-shirts also and game photos etc. I have 6 more years before he graduates.
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    That is fantastic. He will LOVE it!

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    Whay an awesome quilt for your nephew... both as a memory jogger for his & as a token of your love for him. Plus it's just kewl-looking! I don't blame you for being proud... it's fabulous!
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    Very nice job and I am sure he loved it! I am impressed you had a plan so far in advance!!!

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    you did NICE JOB!!!!
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    This is great and inspiration for me to this kind of thing for my son with all his t-shirts. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is so sweet to make a quilt of all his memories!!! What a blessing you are to him!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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