Monday, June 20, 2011

Memory Quilt

I finally finished Cameron's memory quilt! He's only been asking me to make him one for the last 5 years! I'm glad I waited, because he's participated in some pretty neat events and the t-shirts he got were the perfect touch to his quilt. Since he's not too interested in blogging I think it's safe for me to post it for you guys to see!

Every square on the quilt is made from a t-shirt either from an event he participated in or a team he played on. I did have to use some fabric as a filler to make the squares line up. I found some boyscout printed fabric at Keepsake Quilting in New Hampshire a few years ago and saved it for this very project! I'm waiting to give it to him at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor (which is July 30) since most of the shirts are scout related. For the back, Cameron requested flannel so it would be nice and cozy. I had him pick out a few different patterns and he chose hunting and fishing and a red and black print that looked like his PJ pants. Overall, I'm thrilled with how it turned out and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be...that's really why I put it off for so long. Guess what I'm doing for goal is to have it done by our 10 year anniversary in August! Wish me luck!

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  1. That's so beautiful! Well done!!!
    Thanks for sharing :-)
    L x

  2. Nice idea and project. Such a treasure. Blessings from Wisconsin

  3. I love the quilt! I have a bin full of t-shirts and patches in the basement, waiting to be made into a quilt like this. I love the idea of the Eagle gift.
    Congratulations on an Eagle scout too! Mine just made Life. Now for the real work right?
    Visiting from the Barn Hop.

  4. The quilt looks great. I made one several years ago out of track t-shirts for a friend. Her husband actually hired me to make it as a Christmas gift. I have yet to make another. Maybe someday when my kids get older!!