Friday, December 4, 2009

School Spirit

The quilt that I was making for my son's senior class for a raffle fundraiser is now finished. It's based on a tutorial that I found at Film in the Fridge. Two-color quilts are not usually my style, but I thought it would be appropriate to use the school colors of green and white. This one will be hard to give away -- I really like how it turned out.

You should be able to click on the photos to see a larger version. I see that Blogger has changed how to view photos (at least on my computer). When you click on the photo, it brings up another box on your screen -- just click "open" and then you should be able to see the larger version.

Here is a closeup of the free-motion swirly design that I quilted using my HQ16.


Here's a shot with some of the backing showing...

...and a closeup of the striped binding (thanks to my friend Peggi who found the fabric in her stash!). I was very pleased that all four corners turned out quite nicely...


And last, but not least, is the pillowcase that I made from the leftover fabric. You can see the quilt is folded up inside. The winner of the quilt gets the pillowcase as well.


The quilt will be on display and raffle tickets will be sold by the Wellsboro Area High School senior class starting tomorrow (Dec 5) at Wellsboro's Dickens of a Christmas celebration. Their booth is located outside of Carson's Finance on Main Street (right across the street from our favorite local quilt shop, Needles). If you're in town for the day, stop by the quilt shop and then go over to the senior class booth and support them by buying a ticket or two. It will be chilly so the seniors will be happy to sell you some hot chocolate as well. Thanks for your support!

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I think very appropriate too for a school raffle. That will be one lucky winner.

Rene' said...

Wow!!! It turned out great! I love the green and white, and it works perfectly with this pattern. Good luck with the raffle!!! Would love to hear how it turns out.

karenfae said...

love the greens!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

It looks awesome. You will have to let us know how it does at the raffle.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The quilt is gorgeous and I'm sure will appeal to a large range of people. Very kind of you Anya to make it and the pillow case.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That quilt is gorgeous!! I love the pillowcase too! Someone is going to be one lucky winner!

laurelqltr said...

Anya,

What a great quilt even if they are the colors of North Penn's Rival. Think it would also have been nice in royal blue and white.

The senior class is the current receiver of your generosity. I was the last and am still on cloud line.

Sara said...

Anya~ It's really neat looking! What I wouldn't give to learn to machine quilt!

Anonymous said...

Striking! Really catches your eye. I love geometric patterns for that reason. I can see why you'd have a hard time giving this one away! - Chris

Millie said...

What a great quilt and thank you so much for the link to the tutorial. I have always wanted to make a Bento Box quilt and I think this is how I will make one too.

Barb said...

WOW great job, and I am sure it will do well at the raffle. I will need to check the tutorial, and I will make sure Mickey takes a look too! Have a great weekend, stay warm! Has the snow started today for you?

Vivian said...

Hopefully your great quilt will generate a lot of fund raising. I love your 2-color version.
And thanks for the link to the tutorial. The Bento Box is just one of my growing list of quilts to make.

Diane said...

Anya, I like the "shadow" effect!Diane

Tropical Screamer said...

So perfect for the raffle. The pattern and the colors are so striking.

I love the way you use pillowcases for wrapping. Now that's green. ;)

Darilyn

Chumkie said...

Happy New Year! The current Blog Fodder is all about 2 color quilts! So it would be great if you linked this in at http://www.chumkieshobbies.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-fodder-two-color-quilts.html