For the most part, I keep my blog a sports-free zone, but as some of you may already know, I am a huge LSU fan. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA just minutes away from campus, and that's where I earned my undergraduate degree. Well, if you're a sports fan at all, you know that rivalries can be brutal, and Ole Miss is one of our biggest SEC rivals. It just so happens that Ole Miss is only about an hour away from where we currently live, so it is practically a local school, and you can't throw a stone in the Memphis area without hitting an Ole Miss fan. Anyway, a friend's son and his best friend just started at Ole Miss this semester, and she asked me to make two quilts for them.
Let me tell you- it was tough for this LSU girl to get these done.
Most of the red and navy blue fabrics came from the Metro Living line, which are really beautiful fabrics with classic geometric prints. My favorite print by far though, is not from this line. My favorite is the red commuter train map fabric that you can see in the bottom row of the above photo. It is really cool! There are several fabrics in these quilts that are small prints with both red and navy combined, and although they are showing up really muddled in the photos, they really don't look too busy in person.
The backings of both quilts are identical. I used wide WOF stripes of all of the leftover fabrics, along with some chambray to widen them out. The quilts finished at 60" x 60" square.
The first day I worked on these quilts, my son came home from school and was positively horrified. He let me know right away that I should be ashamed of myself and jokingly wondered how working on them didn't make me physically ill (that kid cracks me up!). Yes, these quilts were made with a small amount of personal shame. Ah...the things we do for friends. :)
So, without further ado, check out some of my favorites from last week's party, which incidentally gave me plenty of eye candy while I was looking all of that red and navy this week!
Patch the Giraffe's X-ceptional quilt is so fresh and happy!
The colors in this Urban Sunrise quilt from Ida Rather Be Quilting is absolutely stunning, and the quilting is just as amazing. There are some close-ups of it on her blog, so check it out if you missed it.
and Janet at Simply Pieced modified a cathedral window pincushion pattern to create this lovely little baby quilt! The pops of pink are just perfect!
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