This quilt caught my eye in the Better Homes and Gardens Spring 2010 issue of Quilts and More. It looked to me like it would work up quickly and make a good graduation gift for the son of a friend of mine.
You never know how quilts will turn out when you have to change the color scheme completely from the way it was presented in the magazine. I had found a pack of these fun plaids and stripes when I was visiting my dear friend, Amy. Amy's son, Ben, picked out the wonderful blue for the sashing. I was so thankful to have a boy along who could veto all my "girlie" choices.
I had decided it needed a little pop of color so I added the yellow instead of something more muted. I think it really gave the quilt a little pizazz, don't you?
I took the finished top to my quilting friend, Mary, yesterday. I'm excited to see what she will do with it. There's a lot of open spaces on the sashing to do some fun designs. I'm making some progress on my graduation gift and custom order list. I'm starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel, yeah!!! I hope you have a productive and fun day today!