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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

A Dorm Quilt and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  We're getting super close to high school graduation around here (it's under a month away now!), and we have started giving serious thought to what my son's dorm room will look like.  Or, I have anyway.  My son mostly tells me not to go overboard with decor, and other than that, he's fine with whatever.  Well, I found these amazing posters on Etsy and (with his approval), we're building the dorm room around them. 

(fyi-there is a glare from the window on the top two posters creating some weird reflections)

The colors in these posters are a bit more muted than some of the brighter National Park posters I've seen, and he really liked the more subdued, controlled palette.  The blues, grays, oranges, and tans are right up his alley.  When we took our month-long family vacation out west two summers ago, these were his favorite five places we visited, so there is a personal connection to this theme as well.

I pulled solids from my stash, and though I had plenty of blues and grays, my rusty oranges and browns were seriously lacking.  I am still waiting on a couple of darker reds to finish off this collection, and then I guess I better get to work on a design plan!  I know it will be something very simple because that's what he likes best.

So, without further ado, let's get right to the highlights from last week.  This lovely quilt is from Linda at kokaquilts-

Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting linked of several pretty projects!

This awesomely scrappy quilt is from Alycia at Quiltygirl-

And this amazing quilt is from Sew Preeti Quilts-

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  1. The posters are fantastic to build around, and it looks like your fabric palette is going to play really well with the theme. I look forward to seeing what you make for your son!

  2. nice he can have his own room and not have a roommate to consider for likes/dislikes

  3. Those are great posters... did you know they make fabric panels of those too? I made a National Parks quilt for a client out of them - I wonder if that would be cool for the back of what you are making? And how fun that he lets you work on his room!!!

  4. great posters!

  5. Looking forward to seeing what you create. :)

  6. Those posters are great and I'm sure the quilt will be as well.

  7. I really like this idea for a masculine quilt. I'd not seen those park posters before, but they seem perfect for a dorm room. Is your son, perhaps, going into forestry? Or something related to the environment? In any case, I am sure it will attract attention from other fellas. Who know? You might be taking orders! :-)


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