Thursday, April 15, 2010

Graduation Quilt

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!

With joy,


  1. Love it Reen! Has kind of a kente cloth feel to it. Rock on sister.

  2. Hi Renee ,Idecided to look at the blogs early this morning and I found you . I really like this quilt you are showing, so easy and quick , it,s beautiful . I,m p/quilter . i,ll join you as a follower so I can keep up to date on your blog .
    Perhaps you would like to take a look at my blog if you have time , there are quilts if you scroll to earlier blogs---cottonreel

  3. The quilt top looks great Renee. I recently had an order for crocheted rugs for a teenage boy and adult can be hard to find the right colours and patterns. Happy crafting, Jenny

  4. I LOVE IT!
    If you have to use boy colors- those are good ones!

  5. Great choice with the sashing Renee', it looks wonderful and accomplished what you were trying for. I hope you will show the quilt after it's been quilted.
    Thank you for sharing.


  6. I love it Renee. You have put together a really "boyish" look and it is beautiful. Can't wait to see it quilted. Your color choices are great. What boy or man wouldn't want to cuddle up under that quilt. I'm working on a boy quilt right now, but it wasn't hard to pick fabric because I am working with two of my favorites...Red, White and Blue and 30's reproductions. He is only 6, so I had a little more design options.

  7. Ok Renee...first, I love the new look!!! and second, what a great quilt. I can't wait to see it when it comes back from the quilter. See ya Friday.

  8. Love your bright colors, they all fit just perfectly together. That shade of blue is awesome, Renee.
    Oh, and I haven't told you yet how I love your new background. The sweet little icons and banner are adorable, so so sweet!

    Wishing you a creative, sunny, happy and wonderful weekend!

  9. Really love the color combination you are using. Great Selection.


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