Monday, September 14, 2009

Mama Dorene - How do I love thee?

Several months ago, the topic came up of all the shirts one gets with all the races one does. I have A LOT! They were just hanging in my closet because I just don't wear them again. My boss, knowing what a crafter I am, jokingly suggested I just go right ahead and make them into a quilt. Pfffffhhhttt. ME? A QUILT? Ha.Ha.Ha.

Well, Miss Martie speaks up and reminds me her Mom is a pro quilter. For reals.

Those little wheels in my little brain started to churn.......maybe, I could give all my shirts to Mama Dorene and then pay her whatever she wants and have her MAKE it for me!!

Well, being the saint that she is, she agreed. So when she came down for the birth of the twins, I handed her a sack of shirts and then patiently waited for whatever concoction she came up with.

May I say this? She.is.GENIUS! Look at this!

It is seriously the greatest ever! I love it! Every 2008 event I participated in is represented there, and the sneakers fabric is absolutely perfect!

When she unfolded it and I started running my fingers lovingly over all my different shirts, I just wanted to bawl. It is beautiful and I love it. LOVE IT!

Mama Dorene - you are the best! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Now, to go curl up in my uber-cool bankie.....

17 comments:

SO said...

I wanted to do this with all of my shirts from my college days track meets!

That is a beautiful quilt!

Terri Ferran said...

I love it! What a wonderful memento of all your hard work! Way to quilt Mama Dorene!

GRAMEE said...

I have made 3 of these in the past. 1 for my husband and 2 for a runner who "commissioned" them. I still have enough shirts left of my hubs to make him another the all all cut and ready to go.

yours is beautiful!

Kristina P. said...

How cool is that!! She did an amazing job.

Pedaling said...

my favorite kind of quilt- just like this - one with memories and meaning.
and oh, how perfect to have it now- in your condition and all!

Martha H. said...

I'm so glad you love it.

Vanessa said...

I'm wanting to do this with Elton's baseball shirts from when he was growing up. Mama Dorene might just need to give me a tutorial!

Kado! said...

She IS the best...Huh!!! It looks beautiful...but I'm more jealous that you are hanging out with her on Martha's couch....NOT.FAIR!

rychelle said...

i love tshirt quilts. they're a great way to gather your memories and put a good use to all those tshirts!

Chief said...

Wonderful! Make me one!

Erin said...

What a special quilt. How neat!

Loralee and the gang... said...

That is SO beautiful! I would offer to make a quilt of your 2009 shirts, but now I am totally intimidated! (but I'll do it anyway, even if it's not so grand! If you don't get any better offers!)
:~D

Natalie said...

That is the greatest idea. I LOVE it!

Cherie said...

Wow! That really turned out nice. What a super keepsake.
That is alot of work!

tammy said...

That is fabulous! Really, what a great idea.

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

THAT is SO cool!!!!!!!!!! :D

tiburon said...

That is seriously the coolest - and I have most of those shirts as well - since we ran alot of those together :)