Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Whew!! The College Quilt is Done and Just in Time!

Hello Everyone,

If you have been following this saga of me and my daughter's college quilt... then end has come!! I did it, I finished it and just in time!! Sunday night I put the last stitches in the binding and as you read this she is getting settled at college!!  

Let's take a tour of the quilt...


If you remember, I used the school colors of cherry red and white.  But of course, I couldn't do ALL white.  I had to do it with a little black, it definitely adds more interest, don't you think?


I used some fabrics that I thought she would appreciate... cats and Converse.


More cats... can you tell we LOVE cats?


I quilted it with a simple swirl design that will stand the test of time... oh and the college abuse it may take.


I backed it with... I Love UK fabric.  She is into all things British and has been for sometime.  Loves BBC America, can't get enough.


Here is a close up, I thought this fabric was just perfect for her and she agreed!  I did sew a label to the back prior to the quilting, this way it is not only sewn on but quilted into it as well!!


Here it is... very loooooooooong!  I keep saying that the R will be the pillow tuck. But at least it will keep her warm and I would bet that she is the ONLY one on campus with a quilt like this!

This quilt has received her stamp of approval and I am wiping the sweat off my brow.


Until Next Time...

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25 comments:

Karen M said...

She will love this for a long time to come. It really is great. I love the backing too. Good job, Mom.

Michele said...

Nice, nice. I know she will love it and definitely no one else will ahve anything that comes that close to being wonderful. Maybe some time we can meet when you are in town.

Stephanie said...

Perfect! Those college quilts need to be warm, durable, washable and provide a hug from home.

The Calico Cat said...

Love how you included hst's & I think that at one point or another I had all of those black on white cat prints! (I've been culling.)

Michele said...

Ta da! The quilt turned out amazing. Lots of fun.

Heather said...

Looks great. My son just started grad school and is still using the quilt I made for him when he started college. It is nice knowing I am still sorta tucking him in at night. :-)

laurajane said...

Oh my gosh,it's wonderful,well done for getting it finished in time.
Bet she loves it,(all her friends will want one)
Laura xx

LynCC said...

Hooray :D Good luck to her!

Karen said...

It turned out wonderful! And of course I love the little kitties. What does RPI stand for? I know she will treasure it.

Anya said...

Love it! And the fabric on the back is perfect!

mascanlon said...

How lovely to literally be wrapped up every night in Mom's hard work! And the best part of course is how it showcases all the things she loves.

Exuberant Color said...

She should have a lot of fun looking at all of the black and white prints with her friends too. I'm sure they will all be amazed in the variety of fabrics you used. It turned out great, and whew, just in time. Deadlines are great!

giddy99 said...

It's brilliant, in every way!

Vicki W said...

It's a fun college quilt. You are a good Mom!

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt!

Ellie Q said...

Nice job Jackie! What a great "hug" from home for your daughter to have. Go school spirit!

Carrie P. said...

I have been watching your progress and it turned out great.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on a finish, Jackie. I know your daughter will be the envy of her room mates. And that backing fabric is fabulous!

Cathi said...

What a terrific quilt for your daughter! The backing fabric is fabulous!

CathyK said...

I am sure she will treasure it always!! Good job!

Anina said...

Congratulations! It's stunning!

PatSloan said...

Super Fabulous!!!

Ivory Spring said...

I love that backing fabric!!!

I saw your quilt in the latest QUILT magazine, and felt like I knew a celebrity. Mine (China Blue) was next to yours, and I felt like your celebrity stars were sprinkled on me. ;)

Jackie said...

I love the black and white with red.

Pat said...

I really love the way using the red prints with the white and black prints creates the illusion of the letters being translucent and "floating" over the background. Great job -- having something as cozy as this will help chase those freshman blues during the long stretch between now and Thanksgiving.

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