Sunday, 16 January 2011

blue shirt quilt



anyone remember this?



well some of them were looking a little worse for wear.

and so have become this.

hopefully it will be just the thing for E who is missing his grandad terribly, as time passes it seems to be getting worse not better, he misses grandad's hugs the most he says, so perhaps this will help.....




I just need to baste and quilt it now. which might take a while as he's requested footballs all over it.
note to self "do not ask for quilting inspiration from 10 year old boys"..........

31 comments:

  1. Ha! Footballs! Love those design ideas that children come up with - often madder than mad. Beautiful, soothing quilt though - I am sure with or without footballs it will be much loved by E.

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  2. What a great way to use up old shirts. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
    Jo x

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  3. Awwww!! What a beautiful way to use the shirts!!!

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  4. That's brilliant!! What a fabulous way of recycling those shirts too, I love the calming colours together, well done!

    Julia x

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  5. Bless him, looking forward to how you come up with the footballs

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  6. That is lovely. I've been cutting up old shirts with a similar intention but mine won't have such touching associations. And I love that it's just shades of blue - I have a LOT of blue shirt material.

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  7. This is lovely, Tess, fresh and modern - and a wonderful way to honour your son's grandfather, along with providing some comfort.

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  8. What a brill idea and the different shades of blue look lovely...sounds like you've got more work though Sure it'll be fab - can't wait!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! I love all the cool blues, it works so well. Old shirt fabrics are lovely to sew as they are so soft, aren't they? And sweet of E to suggest footballs..It will be a lovely quilt to snuggle under. Helen x

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  10. Hello! I normally lurk in the shadows and have a good read, but this post really touched me. What a wonderful way to remember someone special. It's really beautiful, too - well done!

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  11. Tess that's such a gorgeous idea, he'll have constant cuddles now won't he? What a lovely mum you are xx

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  12. What a truely fitting way to remember you son's grandfather, something to be treasured. Well done Tess.
    Denise x

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  13. Oh what a beautiful quilt. Such wonderful shades of blue. And such a perfect way to remember.

    K x

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  14. This is wonderful! What a great use for old shirts. Clever old thing you!
    x

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  15. What a lovely way thing to do with those shirts. I do hope it helps him. I am having trouble imagining the football quilting so I am looking forward to seeing the end result.

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  16. LOVELY, Tess! I love all the soft blues and white, and over all simplicity... FAB "upcycling/recycling! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS)

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  17. Oh Tess its gorgeus! its a great idea too, ours get maid into dusters! xxx

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  18. What a lovely idea, and a beautiful item. I hope it gives comfort.

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  19. Oh wow! And to think of all the old blue shirts I've thrown out over the years! Its lovely!

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  20. That is beautiful and sure to become an heirloom.

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  21. What a lovely, thoughtful mum you are, Tess. xoxoxo The quilt is beautiful, and I know it will give great joy and comfort to Mr E (especially once it features those sport motifs!).

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  22. Don't those blues look wonderful together. So much better than a big pile of shirts waiting to be ironed.

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  23. a memory quilt? how wonderful!

    (footballs? ha ha ha...)

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  24. Just beautiful, as always! There is a lovely, gentle book called Tear Soup which is really helpful for young and old facing the loss of a loved one. I think amazon have it although one of my friends from the US sent it to me when my mum died.
    I, too, am collecting old shirts but it will be a while before I have enough for a quilt I think but so good to see what you have done.

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  25. The quilt looks muted and beautiful - I bet it's really soft. The thought behind it is so lovely.

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  26. i lv the quilt and th iddea of the quilt,and yes I am making a jean quilt for my 11 year old grand son and it was a mistake to ask if he had any request,they want the almost impossible those little darlings , lv your blog and I'll be back. Tink

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  27. I love your sentiments in making this.

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  28. That is so amazing! A beautiful hug from grandad to E.

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