Monday, July 12, 2010

A Cool Quilt for a Hot Summer

Some of you may recognize this as the going-off-to-college quilt for my son that I've been working on for several weeks. I managed to complete 18 blocks by his 18th birthday yesterday. Ten more to go...

I would normally make this a 4x6 quilt, but since the dorm beds are extra long twin-size, I'll add a 7th row. And then probably a small border in black.
P.S. Go visit Judy's blog to see what's on other quilters' design walls today...

17 comments:

Jackie said...

It is looking just wonderful, Anya!! He will love it!

Ceamz said...

love it!

Amy said...

I really like the red, white and black color combination.

Judy said...

Ohhhh, I really like this. He is going to treasure it.

Linda said...

I really love how this quilt is playing out for Nick. You do such a variety of work but I think you really are making something which Nick will always treasure.

Diane said...

love the look and always good to make 'em a bit longer especially for the dorm.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous college quilt...it will be the envy of the dorm!

Chris said...

Looks great but I don't think I would even add a border. Perfect UNLV colors :)

The Calico Cat said...

Neat quilt! (Are you going to Hershey - I'll be ther on the 24th.)

Kare said...

Great quilt + colors - very striking!

Vicki W said...

I LOVE it in red, white and black!

QuiltSwissy said...

18 by his 18th birthday,huh. I sure hope it won't take till his 28th birthday to finish! LOL.

I do love those colors and those squares!
glen

Zoey said...

Great colors-- I love it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's looking awesome Anya - he's going to love it!

Barb said...

Oh that is nice, the colors are very sharp, and your pattern really works with the colors! See you will have it ready before Nick heads off to Cornell! Eighteen blocks in honor of eighteen years perfect! Have a great week!

Cheryl said...

this is looking great ,the black boarder will make it even better and then bind in in red would really make it an outstanding quilt !

Heather said...

Looking fantastic.