by clintonmiss22 26 Nov 2019

For my grandson's high school graduation, I made him a twin size tshirt quilt for his college dorm. Loved doing it for him! Now I guess I've committed to 8 more for the rest of the gkids. LOL

A friend of my daughters saw it and asked me if I would make one for her 14 year old. BEFORE I asked any questions I said yes. Wrong thing to do!! I said it is a twin, right? No - a queen! You do want tshirts, right?
No - camo from dad's military uniforms! I had to "deconstruct" Army uniforms - I've never seen so many zippers, velcroed pockets, etc. Even the sashing was cut from his uniform dress shirts and the lining from his PE tshirts. And not a quilt, but a duvet. Half way through she decided she wanted both sides patchwork. This quilt has consumed me. I delivered it yesterday. She loved it, but I told her I would NEVER do another one. No one could pay me enough! "What, you won't do a pink one for my daughter?" NO! And no, she did not pay me nearly enough! I don't know how you quilting ladies do such beautiful work and so quickly. I admire your talent.
Pics 1 and 2 my grandson's quilt and label
Pics 3 and 4 front and back of military duvet
Pic 5 duvet label
Pic 6 top lining of duvet


by toogie 26 Nov 2019

Bravo! For your mission accomplished and for saying NO the second time!!! What we don't do when asked.
Your grandson can think of his Nana whenever he sees, wraps up in, or just thinks about his quilt you made him. Is it for Christmas? I have 2 twin tops left to quilt, jury duty and a colonoscopy and 3 days of cooking before Christmas!!!- lol - wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.Toogie

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clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 26 Nov 2019

Thanks! No, not Christmas. It was part of his high school graduation present.
I have to make some window shades, a few alterations to do and some Christmas gifts, but I've said no to all other requests until after Christmas.
I am amazed at how much you get done. And all that speedy quilting. Takes me forever.

by pennifold 26 Nov 2019

Well done and I have only ever made 2 quilts for someone other than my family. You never get recompense for all the hours, time, electricity etc. that you put into it. Your grandson will cherish this because his Nanna made it for him. Love Chris

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clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 26 Nov 2019

Thanks. I have one more tshirt quilt to do for outside the family. I volunteered one to help raise money for adopting families, and then I may say no to all quilts except for family, too! The quilting was hard enough because it was queen sized and my sewing space is very small, but ripping those uniforms apart was torture. :0)

by dailylaundry 26 Nov 2019

Love this - great project! Going to make Grandson very happy!!

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clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 26 Nov 2019

Thanks! Yes, I think he was pleased - and surprised.

by crafter2243 Moderator 26 Nov 2019

AWESOME, awesome. I think a T-Shirt quilt is so much more difficult because of the material. I had to laugh at your description of disassembling the uniform. This quilt is going to be cherished for a long time. So very special.

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clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 26 Nov 2019

Thanks. Yes, I hope he will keep it for a long time.