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Thread: Pink Memory/t-shirt quilt

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    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
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    Hi all, Okay..here is my Jan-May31st project all completed. Years ago, I told my daughter to save her daughters t-shirts from various sports throughout the years and when she was a senior in high school, I would make her a quilt for her graduation.
    In January, I received the package of t-shirts and then I went to work. I noticed that most of the t-shirt quilts I saw seemed to be mostly big blocks and I wanted to do something different. I saw a quilt in a magazine with strips of all sizes all mixed up and so I took that idea and went with it.
    My granddaughter said her favorite color was pink so I went with many different pinks but for some contrast I added some yellows, (for sunshine) blues (for sky) and some purples because she said she liked that color too. She said her favorite flower was the hibiscus so I tried to make two of those (don't laugh) and then I added a beach scene. I tried for the first time to add pictures and they came out well. I also did the label on the back with the same idea and downloaded blank quilt labels from an on-line site. (If I am permitted I can tell you but don't want to do it if it isn't allowed.)
    Then I hand-quilted it because I was afraid LAQ might ruin the pictures. I know very little about LAQ. So here it is - last stitches put in on May 31st. We will deliver it one day before her high school graduation in California. I will post an update of she and I after we give it to her. So know you know my story. :-).

    Pink memory quilt finished
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    Forgot to say that this more than covers the top of a queen-size bed! Whew!

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    Sweet! Like your layout and colors.

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    It's beautiful! She will LOVE it! FYI- I've done two and had them quilted with a longarm. They did just fine.

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    It looks great! I love how you included the Girl Scout sash. I never would have thought of that. I'm sure she'll love it!

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    What a great idea !!!! She will treasure it forever. Seems like you covered everything that is important to her. Enjoy the graduation and make lots of memories.

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    What a beautiful quilt. I love how you incorporated her Girl Scout Sash. Those girls work so hard for those badges, it's nice to see them permanently perserved in a quilt. :lol:

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    Great idea! It's something that's sure to be cherished.

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    Very nice!

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    I am speechless.. and I am sure she will be also :mrgreen: You did a wonderful job :thumbup: Can't wait to see the pics of her reaction :lol:

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    Wow what a great keepsake!!

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    Great quilt. What a treasure she will have. Bet she loves her Grandma.

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    What a great twist to a t-shirt quilt. Much more interesting! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    nice quilt.. like how you included her Girl Scout sash with all her awards from Brownies on on it...

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    What a marvelous memory quilt! A real treasure.

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    really neat idea, adorable quilt. I think it will be cherished for years to come.

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    Awesomw memory quilt! I love the Girl Scout sash & badges. I wish I still had mine(who knows where it went to), I earned EVERY badge that was available & in my day it WASN'T cool to be a senior scout, but I didn't care, I enjoyed it! Your DGD will treasure her quilt!

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    Please make sure her & her parents know how to take care of it & if it's washable. Lots of work put in it & would hate to see it go in the wash & come out all pink'er. She's going to enjoy it.

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    Beautiful, she will treasure it always, I am sure.

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    Awesome!

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    Fanatastic :!:

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    that is so beautiful!

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    What a darling quilt! I love the way you included the girl scout sash. I think all of the colors that you used look perfect with the shirt blocks! Way to go!

    Missy

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    Very nice. She's sure to love it. :thumbup:

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    What an awesome idea.

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