I met my deadline. The quilt got finished. This was a graduation present for my first ever childcare kiddo. I have had kids who were older that I cared for graduate but Nathan was my first kid and he stayed with me the longest. I’m a little sentimental about him.
Our school colors are red, white and black so I was looking for a pattern that would be friendly to that color scheme.
I had to be a little creative to change the original pattern from this-to my version.
I made the center not realizing that the border would need to be changed up a bit because of the now changed color scheme. I ended up with only red and black pinwheels. I thought to mix them but that didn’t seem right. I ended up putting the black pinwheels and the black border pieces around the outside and putting the reds to the inside…See?
I loved the backing. It was a thrifty find fabric that I got a couple years ago thinking I would eventually make a black and white quilt….well I did! (kind of)
The colors on this are much more vibrant in person. It was a cloudy day when I snapped the pictures. I was lucky to have a chance to even take pictures. I finished it at noon and the graduation party started at 3pm.
You can see in the picture above that I opted to use the same red in the inner borders. That same red is the binding too. I opted to use the same black in the inner and outer border. I think that helps tie scrappy quilts together.
I’m glad I got this one done….
It was a very fun quilt to make and went together very quickly. The pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book Addicted to Scraps. It also appeared in Quiltmaker in Jan/Feb ’09 issue. I changed mine up by only using red for the Friendship Star and only black for the accent triangles. The trimmings from the inside are used for the outer border so that’s why I have only red and black pinwheels.
..and no quilt is complete without a Ruby picture so here it is….
Nathan has three dogs at home…hopefully they won’t go crazy over the Ruby smell.
Now that the graduation quilt is done, I have three baby quilts that I know of and two wedding quilts that I know of to make before long. UGH. One baby quilt is already over due. Sew Jo, sew!!