My husband came up with the idea that I should make him a quilt using all his old BMX shirts about 2 years ago. I thought that this would be a great idea. I gathered all the shirts together, read through tutorials and blog posts to find the best ways to make this amazing quilt for my husband and then I put them on a shelf in my closet. There they sat for about a year.
Then last summer my wonderful husband asked my mom to finish the quilt for him. Talk about a kick in the ego. So I decided that I was going to get the top done for Fathers day. So even though I was 6 months preggers and completely miserable I crawled around on the floor and got the top done. I was so excited when I gave it to him. He was so surprised that I had managed to get it done in about 2 weeks.
But then again I put it on a shelf in my closet and there it sat.
Until about 2 months ago when I finally got it quilted. Hooray for me!!!
Then I finished binding it last week. Needless to say he was pretty stoked that I had FINALLY finished his quilt. I added more than just his BMX’s shirt. I added 2 shirts from our kids. They are both shirts that he had picked out for the boys. I also threw in his water polo shirt from high school. And the first Dad shirt that I ever bought him.
The fabric that I used in the quilt also hold meaning for him. The feet fabric is because my youngest boy was born with club feet, the autism fabric represents our path with Jack. He loves camping and Star Wars. The monster fabric is because he always calls the boys his monsters. The Thomas fabric is because my boys are a little obsessed with trains.