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.
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!
Henry's mom always knew she wanted to make a memory quilt and she saved up his clothes from day one, After handing over a huge collection of clothing, his mom was cracking me up; continuing to add "just a few more" items as he outgrew them during the design process! This project includes Henry's hospital blanket, security blanket, pajamas, a necktie and TONS of t-shirts. I love that you can see his growth over time in the entirety of this quilt. Its a huge one and I hope that Henry enjoys using it on his bed for many years and takes it to college!
This project has been in the works for a while but it was a SURPRISE! I'm so excited to share it now. My client secretly took her husband's eclectic t-shirt collection out of the house and brought it to me. After listening to her talk excitedly about her husband and his many interests and talents, we decided on a quirky fun design.
The quilt top is made up of many t-shirts (music, sports, movies, medical associations) and the back contains 6 shirts that my client wanted to keep whole. I can't think of a more perfect anniversary gift (especially since several of the shirts were related to when they met). I hope that the reveal is exciting and that the whole family enjoys this gift. Congratulations on many years together!
I'm Jenna; the owner of Memory Threads. I'll turn your meaningful clothing collection into a quilt full of sentiment and style.