20 September 2011

College quilt - Finished and off to college!

Well, I finished the college quilt a few weeks ago.  Here are some photos.  Of course that's my very tall son holding the full length shot as only he is tall enough to do! 

On the back, I did a solid red backing, but wanted to do something special.  I started out adding scraps of strips from the blocks on the front, and then my husband had the idea of making an entire mini quilt on the back!  It was so cute and fun to make.  Then I added an embroidered patch.  Then I quilted (about 120) semi-straight lines with red thread for added color.

This quilt has a whirlygig pattern made from the combination of cool and warm colored blocks.  The design is from the book Fresh Quilting by Malka Dubrawsky - http://stitchindye.blogspot.com.  There are many photos in this post, because I'm very proud of it!

He has it at college now, and I'm glad something handmade by me is with him! 


On the bed
See the toes underneath? :)
The back
Folded by the pool

green whirlygig

The mini-quilt on the back and label

Up close shot of the label obscured :)

Close up of mini quilt on back

stitching up close


  1. I love this quilt! I am a Kona cotton addict. You were s right to direct me here! (Not sure which solids you used?) I also love your trip to buy Liberty of London fabrics, in London! It has never occurred to me, LOL!. How cool is that? I'll definitely be back to read more! And yes, France is a favorite of ours!

  2. This might be a great way for me to use up all those Kona solids I've been stashing. Really love the mini quilt on the back, so cute.

  3. How lovely for you and your son Lily. It is what I love so much about quilting. What a LOT of straight lines. I so enjoy doing rows and rows of them. Never done this many before but plan to one day! Beautiful.

  4. This is lovely.. I love the back with the mini quilt and the little message.. very sweet!


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