Thursday, March 15, 2012

T-Shirt Quilt Finished!!

My dh had his birthday over the weekend and we celebrated with the whole family. My mom and sister and her kids came over as well as my in-laws - it was such a fun time.
My husband asked me to make lasagne - one of his favorites - so that's what he got. I forgot how good lasagne is!
Bean salad
Homemade bread
AND individual mint ice cream and chocolate cakes for dessert!
I wanted to do something fun for my husband instead of just wrapping his gift. So....I made lots (12 in total) of these cards you see above.
This was the top card that he received
This is the inside. Then he opened the gift and this is what he found...
Another layer of wrap...
With this note attached.
Then he opened the orange one and this zebra one presented itself....
With this card.
And more wrapping.....
And another card.
The last layer of wrap....
Revealed this note. He proceeded to the 12 yo's room and opened those gifts and promptly found another note...
Sending him on to the 7 yo's room. There he found a gift and yet another note.....
Onward to the 10 yo's room with more gifts and another note....
Obviously he was starting to figure out that he was going to have to go to each kid's room to find the last gift.
Ah...the last room! This note was on her bed...
But wait....it wasn't on the bed...now what?
FINALLY!!
He was thrilled with the quilt. And he loved that it was made from his old running shirts. This was such a pleasure to make, all the time thinking about him and how much he was going to like it. He has already been using it - every night when we sit and watch our shows after the kids go to sleep, he wraps himself in it.
The whole front. Each of the kids signed a square.
The back. I have really enjoyed making quilts this past month and boy have I learned a lot! I can't wait to start a new one - I already have a couple of ideas......

16 comments:

Family Reunion Designs said...

Emily You are looking so beautiful in Spirit Sleeves. What a lovely design....I hope all of you enjoy with wild cart...and looking so happy....

Chrisknits said...

What a special reminder gift. What a wild goose chase to find it!

Gemini said...

Great idea for a gift! And I'm sure it's got many memories in there too with old races.

ElisabethAndrée said...

You must have a lovely family, your pictures look so cozy:) And your lasagna looks so yummy, I feel hungry:)

Kathryn Ray said...

That was a lot of fun for me... I hope he enjoyed the goose chase too. ;-)

Andria said...

What a great and thoughtful idea. I like how playful you were with wrapping it too!

Melissa said...

How awesome and what fun for the kids too.

Melissa Plank said...

Such a great and treasured gift from one heart to another! Love it!

Erin Kate said...

Love it! Great gift, too. :)

Jess Schleicher said...

Such a cute idea and what a great gift!

AllyB said...

That's a beautiful gift and a fun way to present it.

WonderWhyGal said...

Love the quilt and the way it was wrapped. I adore personalized quilts.

Carol said...

What a wonderful idea! Also loved the home made cake which are so much better than the store bought ones.

HillyT said...

What a fabulous idea for a quilt, he will treasure it for years!

hakucho said...

You are so clever and sneaky! Quilt is beautiful and I'm sure your hubby loves it and you for putting together such a wonderful present :)

Shan said...

Well done! I love the quilt, too.