Saturday, October 15, 2011

Blue and orange

I finished Shelby's college t-shirt quilt and just in time!  We go to the football game tomorrow and afterward, we will celebrate her birthday early.  The four years she was in college, we always celebrated her birthday in conjunction with the closest football game and since she is working and living in Champaign, we are continuing this tradition.

I chose blue as the small cornerstone blocks and orange borders because U of Illinois has the colors orange and blue.  Having a child graduate from college is mainly an orange experience; it's a Mission Accomplished moment of pride and happiness.  It's also a tiny bit blue - it's also sentimental and solidifies that your baby is all grown up.  The back is a tiny orange and dark orange hounds-tooth flannel.  I quilted it on my Longarm and although I had a ton of angst along the way and even ripped out an entire section, I am extremely pleased with the finished product.

Maybe I should be a little more orange about my ability to machine quilt and less blue!

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