During a recent household-wide clothing purge, these t-shirts found themselves in the Good Will pile. Poor babies. The entire donate pile of tees was gargantuan from all the races we've run over the years, but these looked like a nice group for a patchwork quilt. They're all really soft and have a solid, consistent color throughout. Likes!
Since these t-shirts came from the drawers of the menfolk in the house, I figured the colors were masculine enough to be a quilt for my son. His room is all greys, black & black-brown like the paint swatches below - which, how about that, those are the very same swatches I used to determine final colors for the Shades of Grey collection!
His birthday is coming up in a couple weeks, and I think (hope) he's back to an age where he appreciates something his mom made for him as opposed to buying 'things' on a list. Blech. Has anyone else found that there is an age vortex with kids (like btw 11-14) where anything homemade is uncool? I know it has a lot to do with our commitment and presentation of said homemade things and kids' exposure to current pop culture, but just curious if you have seen your kids come back around? Most of the quilts I've ever made are in our rec room, and there are always shouts of first dibs for this one or that one... so I know somewhere there is an appreciation for the snuggly, soft things we make for our families. Fingers crossed that he'll like his gift just as much!