Mother’s Day Quilt
In honor of Mother’s Day, for all mothers and those who take on the mother role with pride, I’d like to share a quilt I made for my own Mom. A Mother’s Day Quilt!
My brother and I are both grown, but she kept a lot of t-shirts from our childhoods that held a special meaning. These shirts included family trips, special vacation memories, and activities we were involved in.
The shirts were varying sizes, which I thought would be a difficulty. I remedied this size issue by creating a design with different size shirts in separate columns. This design featured a large center column and symmetrical columns on the sides. A couple of extra squares were needed in the smallest columns, so I used a few hats which were also found in the box. Yes, hats!
Instead of a fancy pattern, I kept the quilting to simple diamonds. The t-shirts were the stars of the show!
I enjoyed quilting these shirts, and it was a great way to preserve the memories for my Mom in a way that can be enjoyed and comfortable, not hidden in a box in the basement. Do you or your family have old t-shirts boxed up, too? How else could these memories be preserved?
I hope this gave you some inspiration today. Happy crafting!
Turned out gorgeous!
Thanks Robyn! It’s hanging in my mom’s house. I have to convince her to actually use it and not just look at it ha ha 😀
Wow! That is such a beautiful idea! I love that you even used hats! That is so amazing! ☺☺
Thanks! I couldn’t give those hats away when they also told part of the story. Have you ever used something unconventional for a quilt?
Oh yes! I totally agree it’s like they each hold such a special part 💖 I’ve never quilted before but I’ve always thought it would be such a nice thing to learn! 😊