I'm working on a quilt for my son who is going off to college in the fall. It's a whirly gig pattern. Here's a photo from the Dubrawsky book Fresh Quilting:
My son's quilt will have brighter colors than the one shown above. Here's a part of the quilt top. You can see a bit of the (red) whirlygig pattern on the left, and the (yellow/off white) whirlygig on the right.
He's going to school close to home, but in order to cause him to grow up a bit, we're putting him in the dorm. I had thought this quilt was going to be used at home, but now it will have a home away from home, complete with beer and pizza stains! At least I can visit it once in a while, and it will come home for laundering occasionally too! Lily