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Quilt for my Senior to take to College

Those of you who know me well know than when things get tough, I start quilting. I often head to the sewing room while I wait for revision notes or when a day seems dark for no apparent reason. This spring I’ve been working to finish a quilt for my oldest son to take to college. What you see below was going to be the back of the quilt, but he likes it so much, he wants it to be the top.

quilt top 2

Here’s what the top looked like. I’m re-visioning it as a quilt for me to keep. I used fabric from his school uniform pants — khaki and navy. The top he’s going to get only has one piece from the trouser pants. It’s the navy piece near the middle of the upper third of the quilt. Sometimes things work out differently than you think. But it’s all good.

quilt top 1

I’ve now slashed this top about a third of the way up and am turning it around so the central panel has a jag in it. I’ll post new pictures when I finish it again. It’s all a process, right?

6 Responses to Quilt for my Senior to take to College

  • Dave says:

    Awesome! You continue to amaze me.

  • Julie says:

    Very, very nice, Sarah. I can’t wait to both finished quilts!

  • Irene Latham says:

    Sarah, our lives continue to parallel… I just made a t-shirt quilt for my senior. 🙂 Love these!

  • Gustina Atlas says:

    I hope it is finished before he graduates college ( smile).

  • Sarah says:

    Thanks, Dad. And, Miss G., I just don’t know what to say about you. I’ll fix you this summer when you see both of these quilts finished at my house!

  • Susan Branson says:

    Sarah I love it! It will be a wonderful reminder of you when he is away next year. Making a similar one (but crazy, bright colors!) for Bethany now and hope to get one made for Benjamin before he leaves in August. A work in progress for both of us!

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