Thursday, December 03, 2009

Amy's Quilt

For the past few months Amy has been making me a running shirt quilt. She used 16 of my 40+ shirts.
The next few photos are close ups quarters of the quilt. You can click on any picture to enlarge. This section shows my first marathon shirt form the PF Chang's Rock N Roll Marathon here in Arizona. The Air Force 5k was run in between retired planes in the 'boneyard'. The Mesa Turkey trot is my favorite T day run.
And here is my Ironman shirt. No, I didn't do the Ironman. But, I got this shirt from running in the 5k event the day before. The YMCA half is to the right of the Ironman and the Arizona Distance Classic was my second half down in Tucson. The Ostrich Festival 5k is one of the few races I do in my town.


The Higley High run is run in the dark on the canal and then around the HS track. There's my Lost Dutchman half shirt. It's a beautiful course at the foot of the Superstition Mountains. The Bumble Bee 5k was in San Diego and is run right before the Holiday Bowl Parade. I got a can of Bumble Bee chicken for that race.

I actually did the 1 mile race to get the ST. Patty's shirt. I finished second to a 12 year old speedster. There were about a dozen other runners in the race. The Run for the Islands is a race in Gilbert, AZ. It sounds like it should be in Hawaii, but it's not. There is a couple lakes, but no islands. The Run for Brooke shirt is from my very first race and my slowest 5k race ever.




Amy is an incredible quilter and I really do appreciate being able to hang this quilt in my office.



12 comments:

Reid said...

This looks great. I've pulled out a bunch of shirts for my wife to make me one. They've been sitting in a bag for a couple years now. We just haven't had the time to get it done. Someday...

MCM Mama said...

That is awesome! Are any of them technical T's or just cotton? I run in my technical ones, so they get a bit nasty. ;o)

Pat said...

Reid, as your kids get older you have more time for your own hobbies. Our youngest is 16.

MCM, all cotton. I run in the tech ones too. Most of those in the quilt have only been worn once.

Amy said...

If you want to make a t-shirt quilt. I recommend ironing on lightweight interfacing to the back of the design (inside of the t-shirt) before you cut it out. That will help stabilize the knit and keep it from streching.

Irene said...

This is the best one I've seen! Amy is awesome!

TNTcoach Ken said...

What do U do with a quilt in Arizona????

desert trail runner said...

That is incredible! Nice work Amy, and you too Pat for running all those races! :)

Adam said...

Wow, yeah - that is a really cool idea. I've heard of it before but never seen one in action! Very neat.

I laughed at TNT Ken :)

lifestudent said...

Thats really amazing. What a fantastic (and beautiful) representation of your running history!

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Firefly's Running said...

Awesome job, Amy. It looks beautiful.

Jeff said...

Pat and Amy -- this is awesome.