Friday, April 17, 2009

Virtual Quilt Festival


This is my favourite quilt - The Manly Quilt - which I made for my oldest teen aged son. It's a memory quilt of sorts because it is made mostly from shirts he wore growing up. We look at the different plaids and each one has a story, such as the one he wore in kindergarten and tore... or the one he wore in first grade and stained with paint. *By the way, he's still hard on his clothes! (insert an eye roll here... LOL).
The very best part of making this for my son was having him say how much he loves it. It is a permanent fixture on his bed. Oh, and the name for this quilt? He named it. To him, plaid is just manly.
Some more finished photos can be found here.

18 comments:

  1. love it. and such a great name!

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  2. Very sweet quilt with lots of memories. Love the name of the quilt too!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love shirt quilts; I made a little random quilt from some, and have now amassed another bagful so will be starting another one sometime soon!

    Shirt memory quilts are amongst my favourites.

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  4. What a fantastic memory quilt.
    Looks great!

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  5. Great teen quilt - how lovely that you have recycled some of his shirts!

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  6. I don't know how you manage to pick just one favourite, all your quilts are so amazing that I would have to have several categories of "favourite" if I were you. My favourite plaid one, my favourite floral one, favourite vintage sheet one, favourite bento box one...
    ;-)

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  7. i LOVE this quilt. it's just so very perfect. and the fact that it has so many memories attached to it-even better. and how SWEET that he loves his quilt. doesn't that just make your heart melt?

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  8. Beautiful quilt. Manly that's right. I think it is perfect for a boy - well man.

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  9. I love all the homespun plaids! Great looking quilt.

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  10. Fantastic quilt and such nice memories. I can see why its your favorite. :)

    Kimberly

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  11. That's such a great idea! How precious!

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  12. A beautiful quilt! So many memories!

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  13. What a great idea! Love it.

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  14. Isn't it so fun to make a quilt for someone you love that love the quilt as much as you do? Great memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. wonderful! great story too...love that you used his shirts.

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