Saturday, October 15, 2011
Blue and orange
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!