A few months ago, I was contacted by a very nice lady who wanted a t shirt quilt made for her son. He was graduating in June, and she wanted a shirt made from all of his sports t shirts and jerseys she had saved over the years. At first, I was hesitant. I've made quilts for other people, but they've been quilts I wanted to make for them, not something they asked for. And I certainly hadn't been paid either. After consulting my friend Linda (who tried to talk me out of it!) I went ahead and said yes.
Over the next several weeks, I met with the mom (and dad) a few times, and talked with her often. Having just graduated Kyle last year, I knew what an emotional time it was. She shed a few tears along the way, and I got a little weepy myself. Here's the finished quilt:
And here's the label she wanted for the back
And this is a picture of him at the reveal (he's the one on the right ~ behind the pole)
The quilt was a huge success, I'm happy (and relieved) to say. If you look in the bottom right of the picture, you'll see a pillow I made with some leftover jerseys. Stephen asked if he could sleep with it that night. Awww. Oh, and the best news ~ son #2 graduates next year, so I get to do it again!