Like with Katie's quilt, I included not only t-shirts but also pictures he has drawn through the years, a variety of photos printed onto fabric, embroidered quotes and designs, certificates of achievement, award patches, stories and poems he had written, and much more.
The tricky part is putting them all together. Initially, I tried to lay them all out but finally figured out it was just easier to grab them as I went along. I picked on of the larger pieces and used that as the guide for the width of the column. I then pieced together other t-shirts, pictures, certificates, quotes, etc. to reach the desired width and sewed it onto the first block. If there were extra spots that needed to be filled in, I used a variety of scrap fabric.
I continued in this fashion until I had a column about 80-inches long. I made 4 separate 'columns' that you can probably pick out in the picture. I sewed all 4 columns together to make the quilt top. When it came to the quilting, I simply meandered the entire quilt. As a finishing touch, I added special charms, buttons, and appliques.
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