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« on: February 17, 2012 06:05:37 PM »

In about November I asked a question of the more experienced quilters about a t-shirt quilt I was going to make for my mom and I'm just now posting. And I only took, like two pictures.

All  of the tshirts mean something, some she had and some I picked up at the thrift stores.  The Alabama Dirt Shirt (middle of the bottom row) was donated by my Brother in Law.  She's from Louisville and LOOOOOOVES college basketball so when I saw those two shirts I had to grab them. 

The center piece was from a sweatshirt I made for her in about 1995, the first time I'd used fabric markers.

The weird looking rainbow thing in the lower left corner is meant to be pastels, which is her preferred medium.

I backed it with the fleece I had on hand, red and yellow and then simply put them right sides together, sewed and flipped.  I was going to tie it, but then decided that it worked fine without tieing.

Sorry for the fuzzy pictures: before Christmas I didn't have a lot of clear space & now that I look at it, I think this is just the top before I attached the back.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012 12:46:52 PM »

What a nice thought and a very personal gift.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012 01:22:34 PM »

My husband said after Christmas, "I think your mom really liked the throw.  I've never seen her so excited about a gift before."

She still mentions it frequently.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012 11:10:55 AM »

That's great, I bet she loved it!

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