Some of my favorite quilts to make are quilts that will be gifted as a surprise. This giant, queen sized, quilt was just given as a college graduation present. It has approximately 50 (YES, 50!) t-shirts representing a ton of activities their son participated in since childhood. My client was hoping for the main colors to be red, white, and blue. Since so many of the shirts were white, I added red sashing, and blue binding. It's quilted with a flame pattern to represent his current passion, race car driving. I'm really pleased with the manly look we accomplished on this.
Thanks to the family for sharing this awesome photo of the big reveal.
With just two months until the start of Camp Agawak's 2017 summer this tee-shirt quilt is headed to it's owner. Her shirts from many years of camp will be packed in her trunk this year BUT they will be in the form of a super cool, one of a kind, blanket! I really hope she enjoys sharing all of her favorite camp memories with her bunkmates.
Many years ago I was part of Agawak's "white team." I'm so excited for this quilt to make it to camp to spread some spirit .......GO BLUE AND WHITE!
This quilt is so much more than just a "race car quilt" but that made for a cool title. Over 40 t-shirts (see last photo) make up this queen size quilt. It's going to be a college graduation gift for a guy who has been into so many exciting activities over the years, starting with gymnastics around age 7. Also included are snow skiing, volunteering, rock concerts, AND race car driving. My client asked for a "red, white, and blue palette" and I think this was accomplished by using red sashing and blue binding. I hope he loves it!
I’m so excited to finally write about my latest project that I’ve been keeping under wraps for a long time…..a memory quilt for Mayim Bialik!
Mayim, of The Big Bang Theory, and I have a friend in common who put the two of us in touch. Five years ago Mayim actually began hand sewing a memory quilt for her sons using some of their baby clothes and other meaningful textiles. Unfortunately, she was forced to stop after a significant car accident and hand surgery left her unable to finish it. That’s where I come in.
Photos of the unfinished quilt
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.